Civilian Immunity in War

by Igor Primoratz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Subjects:

  • Practical & applied ethics,
  • Social & political philosophy,
  • Theory of warfare & military science,
  • International,
  • Political,
  • Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law),
  • Legal status, laws, etc,
  • Protection of civilians,
  • War,
  • War victims
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10146544M
ISBN 100199290741
ISBN 109780199290741

Civilian Immunity in War [Book Review] Igor Primoratz. Analysis 69 (2) () Abstract This collection of essays is presented as offering the first real philosophical and legal treatment of the Principle of Non-Combatant Immunity. Primoratz's own essay serves as a useful summary of some of the most influential attempts to rule in all Author: Igor Primoratz.   The current version immunity principle allows for civilian damage so long as it is unintended. 37 Sjoberg rejects such tolerance for belligerent’s mistakes, arguing that mistakes inevitable part of the war and should be taken into consideration prior to the engagement into war. In general, a civilian is "a person who is not a member of the police, the armed forces, or a fire department". The definition distinguishes from persons whose duties involve risking their lives to protect the public at large from hazardous situations such as terrorism, riots, conflagrations, and wars. Criminals are also excluded from the category, as members of the public, politicians, and.   Civilian Victims in War fills the gaps in our knowledge of the origins of civilian immunity, so that a full evaluation of the principle's continued worth may be made. The book reviews the concepts of noncombatants, civilian immunity, how it arose from need and intuition and developed into legal practice/5(72).

  Bertrand de Jouvenel, a French political philosopher, wrote On Power from his refuge in Switzerland during World War II. He observed how both the German government and the Allies had resorted to bombing civilians. The book was written before the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which provided even more terrible illustrations. William H. Shaw, Utilitarianism and the Ethics of War, Routledge, , pp., $ (pbk), ISBN The first, and shortest, portion of Shaw's book deals mainly with utilitarianism, the second with war. I follow his footsteps. Shaw presents his rather classical portrait of utilitarianism as: Utilitarianism holds, first, that a. Unit (Japanese: 部隊, Hepburn: Nana-san-ichi Butai), also referred to as Detachment , the Regiment, Manshu Detachment , The Kamo Detachment: Ishii Unit, Ishii Detachment or the Ishii Company, was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation Attack type: Human experimentation, .   The question of whether the rule of law applies to America’s own military is at the heart of Patrick Hagopian’s searing study American Immunity: War Crimes and the Limits of International Law. The book is a thorough and powerful indictment of a system that has allowed some Americans, as the author puts it, to “get away with murder” (1).Author: Mary L. Dudziak.

Levenback's readings of Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Years, in particular - together with her understanding of civilian immunity, the operation of memory in the postwar period, and lexical resistance to accurate representations of war - are profoundly convincing in securing Woolf's position as a war novelist and thinker whose.   A Civilian Is A Combatant Is A Civilian Is A Combatant except of course that we all have immunity from war because — although most His new book is War No More: The.

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Civilian Immunity in War, written in collaboration by eleven authors, provides the first comprehensive analysis of all main aspects of this highly topical subject.

It considers the arguments for rejection of civilian immunity and the main theories of the grounds and proper scope of this immunity, both deontological (just war theory) and 5/5(1). Civilian Immunity in War, written in collaboration by eleven authors, provides the first comprehensive analysis of all main aspects of this highly topical subject.

It considers the arguments for rejection of civilian immunity and the main theories of the grounds and proper scope of this immunity, both deontological (just war theory) and. civilian immunity in war Download civilian immunity in war or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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Civilians and soldiers, Uwe Steinhoff 3. Civilian immunity in war: from Augustine to Vattel, Colm McKeogh 4. Civilian immunity in war: legal aspects, David Kretzmer 5. Civilian immunity, forcing the choice and collective responsibility, Seumas Miller : $ ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Civilian immunity in war: its grounds, scope, and weight / Igor Primoratz --Civilians and soldiers / Uwe Steinhoff --Civilian immunity in war: from Augustine to Vattel / Colm McKeogh --Civilian immunity in war: legal aspects / David Kretzmer.

Civilian Immunity in War presents eleven specially written essays on the main aspects of this highly topical subject. Written in a clear and non-technical style, this volume will appeal to students and researchers in philosophy, politics, and law, as well as anyone with an interest in the ethics and legality of war.

The jus in bello principle of distinction – also known as the principle of discrimination – is a cornerstone of traditional Just War theory. It requires distinguishing combatants from noncombatants in a conflict and endeavoring to direct hostilities toward the former while preserving to the greatest degree possible the safety and security of the latter.

The book argues that although the world has made impressive progress in legislating against the intentional killing of civilians and in constructing institutions to give meaning to that prohibition, the norm's history in practice suggests that the ascendancy of civilian immunity is both more recent and more fragile than might otherwise be by: Igor Primoratz (ed.), Civilian Immunity in War, Oxford University Press,pp., $ (hbk), Civilian Immunity in War book Reviewed by Steven P.

Lee, Hobart and William Smith Colleges One of the chief mechanisms for limiting the damage of war is the jus in bello principle of civilian immunity from military attack, which is an aspect of the. In conclusion, Igor Primoratz’s Civilian Immunity in War leaves one with the clear and vivid impression that in times of war, ‘cannons roar and muses sound’.

Innocent civilians, understood as those who do not take part in enforcing or implementing decisions of peace and war, must never be targeted in times of : François LeSieur. Civilian Immunity in War. effects on German civilians as well as on Germany's war effort.

The book places the bombing campaign within the context of the history of Author: Igor Primoratz. Hartigan's book is a unique effort to deal with a mass, but hidden problem: the status of the civilian non-combatant in conditions of armed an Victims in War fills the gaps in our knowledge of the origins of civilian immunity, so that a full evaluation of the principle's continued worth may be made.

Recently, scholars have shown that both state and non-state actors target civilians, even while explicitly deferring to the civilian immunity principle.

This book fills a gap in the accounts of how civilian targeting happens, and shows that these actors are in large part targeting women rather than some gender-neutral understanding of civilians.

Most cultural and legal codes agree that the intentional killing of civilians, whether in peacetime or war, is prohibited. This is the norm of civilian immunity, widely considered to be a fundamental moral and legal principle. Yet despite this fact, the deliberate killing of large numbers of civilians remains a persistent feature of global political life.

Most cultural and legal codes agree that the intentional killing of civilians, whether in peacetime or war, is prohibited. This is the norm of civilian immunity, widely considered to be a fundamental moral and legal principle. Yet despite this fact, the deliberate killing of large numbers of civilians remains a persistent feature of global political life.

This chapter criticizes the orthodox view that all civilians are morally immune from intentional attack simply by virtue of their status as civilians. Among other things, this view makes liability a matter of group membership, or collective identity, rather than of individual action.

It notes that the criterion of liability defended in Chapter 4 implies that civilians can in principle be Author: Jeff Mcmahan. Cambridge Core - Legal Philosophy - The Cambridge Handbook of the Just War - edited by Larry May.

This book has been cited by the following publications. Distinction and Civilian Immunity pp By Shannon E. French, Case Western Reserve University.

This book explores the role of gender in influencing war-fighting actors&#; strategies toward the attack or protection of civilians. Traditional narratives suggest that killing civilians intentionally in wars happens infrequently and that the perpetration of civilian targeting is.

Killing Civilians: Method, Madness and Morality in War Hugo Slim A review essay by Dr Hugh Smith This is an important book. Hugo Slim, a former academic and humanitarian aid worker in Africa and the Middle East, analyses the apparently simple idea that ‘there are certain groups of people who should be protected from the killing.

Further court rulings expanded the gap to cover civilian employees and contractors that accompanied the armed forces. In American Immunity, Hagopian places what he calls the “superpower exemption” in the context of a long-standing tension between international law and U.S.

: Patrick Hagopian. ] QUESTIONING CIVILIAN IMMUNITY Cross and various U.N. reports, the ratio of civilian to combatant casualties was between 5% and 10% in the First World War and then dramatically leapt to 50% during the SecondCited by: 3.

Recently, scholars have shown that both state and non-state actors target civilians, even while explicitly deferring to the civilian immunity principle.

This book fills a gap in the accounts of how civilian targeting happens and shows that these actors are in large part targeting women rather than some gender-neutral understanding of civilians. New book: Massacres and Morality – Mass Atrocities in an Age of Civilian Immunity.

Alex J. Bellamy. Oxford University Press. November Most cultural and legal codes agree that the intentional killing of civilians, whether in peacetime or war, is prohibited. This is the norm of civilian immunity, widely considered to be a fundamental moral.

Keywords: military combatants, civilian immunity, principle of discriminationintentions and, foreseen consequences, noncombatants, non-life-threatening rights violations Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the : Seumas Miller.

Civilian immunity in war by Igor [Editor] Primoratz ISBN ISBN Hardcover; Oxford: Oxford University Press, ; ISBN   Killing Civilians book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Start by marking “Killing Civilians: Method, Madness, and Morality in War” as Want to Read: Want to Read saving Method, Madness and Morality in War is a thought-provoking book which tackles the issue of civilian mistreatment during war/5.

Military Culture and Civilian Victimization: The Case of American Strategic Bombing in World War II Alexander Downes 5. Double Victims: The Recruitment and Treatment of Child Soldiers in Chechnya Karina Korostelina and Juliia Kononenko Part II: Preserving Civilian Immunity 6.

The Politics of Civilian Identity Daniel Rothbart 7. The Civilian War explores home front encounters between elite Confederate women and Union soldiers during Sherman's March, a campaign that put women at the center of a Union army operation for the first time/5. Just War Theory and Civilian Casualties: Protecting the Victims of War Marcus Schulzke There are strong moral and legal pressures against harming civilians in times of conflict, yet neither just war theory nor international law is clear about what responsibilities belligerents have to correct harm once it has been inflicted.

"The question of whether the rule of law applies to America's own military is at the heart of Patrick Hagopian's searing study American Immunity. The book is a thorough and powerful indictment of a system that has allowed some Americans, as the author puts it, to 'get away with murder.".

The book argues that although the world has made impressive progress in legislating against the intentional killing of civilians and in constructing institutions to give meaning to that prohibition, the norm's history in practice suggests that the ascendancy of civilian immunity is both more recent and more fragile than might otherwise be thought.The rule I call ‘ Civilian Immunity ’ – the rule that prohibits targeting civilians in war – is the heart of the accepted jus in bello code.

It prohibits targeting civilians in a wide variety of war circumstances. Seth Lazar's brilliant book, Sparing Civilians, attempts to defend Civilian Immunity. In this essay I show, first, that his.A common element in these diverse protective efforts is the idea that those uninvolved in war should be shielded from its ill effects, an idea captured in the civilian immunity : Whitley Kaufman.