, Volume 87, Number 3

David Fisher & Nigel Biggar

This article is based on a debate held on 22 March 2011 at Chatham House on 'Was Iraq an unjust war?'

David Fisher argues that the war fully failed to meet any of the just war criteria. By contrast, current coalition operations in Libya are, so far, just. This is a humanitarian operation undertaken to halt a humanitarian catastrophe that is taking place, with wide international support, including authorization by the UN Security Council.

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