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The moral equality of combatants
The moral equality of combatants

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the Jus ad Bellum / Jus in Bello distinction and be able to understand why it might need to be qualified

  • understand and take a view on the idea of the moral equality of combatants

  • understand and take a view on the question of the basis of liability to killing in war

  • understand and assess the ‘epistemological argument’ for the moral equality of combatants

  • understand and assess the ‘voluntariness argument’ for the moral equality of combatants.