Strengths of the Just War Theory

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  • Strengths of the Just War Theory
    • It attempts to protect innocent civilians from warfare.
    • It encourages combatants to predict the moral implications of their actions.
    • It is a universal theory.
    • It defines the conditions under which violebce may be used.
    • It combines the wisdom of philosophers over the centuries e.g. St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas.
    • It's easy to distinguish if the conflict is just.
    • Tries to avoid war at all costs (last resort).
    • It's a flexible theory which grows and develops with the times.


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