DOI: 10.30729/2541-8823-2019-4-4-237-272

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Zsolt Spindler
Disarmament diplomat of the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland

Abstract:The aim of the article is to elucidate the issue of a universally accepted normative definition of the terms ‘jus post bellum’ and ‘armed conflict’ from the legal historical and legal philosophical perspectives. The main concept of just war theories is based on the human desire to control interracial aggression. It is known that the “morally justifiable war” based on a series of criteria is split first into two, and later into three groups: right to go to war (jus ad bellum), right conduct in war (jus in bello), and right after the war (jus post bellum). Jus post bellum approach appeared just after the Second World War. In the author’s opinion, jus post bellum is the most important part. The author’s task is to find a generally acceptable working definition, or at least a generally acceptable meaning of jus post bellum in the mirror of just war theories, and an armed conflict from the perspective of war and aggression, as well as to describe the historical evolution of the two classic parts of just war theories: just ad bellum and jus in bello.

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Information about the author
Zsolt Spindler (Geneva, Switzerland) – Disarmament diplomat of the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland (Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN, Geneva, Rue du Grand-Pré 64-66, 1202; e-mail: zsoltspindler@yahoo.com).

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Zsolt, Spindler. Just War Theories from Jus ad Bellum to Jus post Bellum – Legal Historical and Legal Philosophycal Perspectives. Kazan University Law Review. 2019; 4 (4): 237-280. https://doi.org/10.30729/2541-8823-2019-4-4-237-280



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