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Challenging the perplexity over Jus in Bello Proportionality

Andresen, Joshua (2015) Challenging the perplexity over Jus in Bello Proportionality European Journal of Legal Studies, 7 (2). pp. 19-35.

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Contrary to the common claim that jus in bello proportionality is an obscure and intractable principle of modern warfare, this paper shows that proportionality balancing has a central role to play in assuring efficient military operations with a minimum number of casualties. Military commanders can and should want to understand proportionality as a requirement to measure military advantage in terms of lives saved and direct their operations toward the most life-saving operations. The targeted killing context in particular highlights the advantage of making proportionality analysis a central component of military strategy in asymmetrical conflicts.

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Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
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Date : 2015
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Date Deposited : 05 Oct 2017 08:36
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:57

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