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A Just War. Does It Really Exists?

Summary: A 'just' war is defined as an international law doctrine that postulates that a war can be just only if it satisfies a set of moral or legal rules. There are three criteria in the issue of a Just war. The first is Jus de Bellum which concerns with the justice of getting into war. The second is Jus in Bello which concerns with the justice of conduct within war after war has begun. Thirdly, Jus post bellum, concerns the justice of peace agreements and the termination phase of war.
It is difficult to say that a Just war exists. This depends on how we and people around us view the concept of war in general. If we compare the conservationists and the abolitionist's view of war which both have a similarity, it would bring us to the question of if a war can be just.

A just war is defined as an international law doctrine that postulates that a war can be just only if it satisfies a set of moral or legal rules. In the conservationist's view of war, Francisco Suarez states that `war is not intrinsically evil and that just wars may be waged'. This theory clearly states that war can be fought but after the war a just peace must be imposed with moderation. Francisco Suarez being a Spanish Jesuit, his moral should have been looked up from the side of a Christian which...

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