For centuries, philosophers and political theorists have pondered the ethical considerations of waging war. Just War theory, expounded upon by contemporary thinkers, addresses three ethical components of war-making: the conditions for going to war, acceptable violence during combat, and the eventual resolution and remediation of conflict. These issues and their overlap with humanitarian demining and small arms/light weapons control are examined below.
"Just War Theory and Explosive Remnants of War,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 13
, Article 2.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol13/iss1/2