John Balouziyeh and Jonathan G. Burns on Just War Theory: The Perspectives of Christianity, Islam and Modern International Law Compared (PDF)
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Cultures have explored political, philosophical and religious grounds of just war and the legality of use of force. International law distinguishes between jus ad bellum, laws that regulate recourse to the use of armed force, and jus in bello, the rules governing the conduct of war once armed hostilities have commenced. This first category of laws will be examined in light of Christian and Islamic just war theories and modern international law.
John Balouziyeh is an Associate with Dentons in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with a practice focusing on dispute resolution and all aspects of doing business in Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining Dentons, he worked in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State in Washington, DC, and rotated through the US Embassies in Damascus and Abu Dhabi. He is qualified to practice law in the United States (NJ) and Spain (Barcelona) and was named a Fulbright Scholar to study Turkish legal reform and Shari‘a. He is the author of Principles of International Law (Vandeplas Publishing, 2012).
Jonathan G. Burns is the author of Introduction to Islamic Law (TellerBooks | JuraLaw, forthcoming 2013) and “The Banking Sector in Post-Revolution Egypt: Is Islam the Solution?” Banking and Finance Law Review, Volume 29 Issue 2 (forthcoming April 2014). He is a third year law student at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (Juris Doctor, expected May 2014), where he sits on the Editorial Board for the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review. Jonathan's interests focus on corporate and commercial legal matters as well as international and Islamic law.
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