CERL Advisory Council member Mary Ellen O’Connell spoke with the Catholic Review about the Israel-Hamas war through the lens of international law and just war theory. According to Prof. McConnell, even if a state involved in armed conflict is engaged in a just cause, it is incorrect to assert that the war itself is morally just.
Mary Ellen O’Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. Read her bio here.
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