Global Humanitarian Law and Philosophy of War

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Law suggests order and restraint and can act to deter war, whereas war means the lack of both. Efforts to modify war are as old as war itself. Nations have always strived to restrict the conduct of war with legal codes right from the ancient times. Proponents of these efforts assume that bringing war inside the bounds of rational rules may somehow “humanize” war and get a grip on its brutalities. History reveals us that the development of a far more elaborate legal regime has preceded apace using the increasing savagery and destructiveness of modern war. Additionally supports the view that ancient wars were lawless and had codes that are legal humanitarian conditions much like the modern laws and regulations of war. However, the two World Wars lacked features of humanitarian law. They saw the law subverted to the dictates of battle, paid down to a propaganda battlefield where belligerents …