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  • Global Humanitarian Law and Philosophy of War

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    Law implies order and restraint and can act to deter war, whereas war means the lack of both. Efforts to modify war are since old as war it self. Nations have actually constantly strived to restrict the conduct of war with legal codes from the comfort of the times that are ancient. Proponents of these efforts assume that bringing war within the bounds of rational rules may humanize” war somehow and control its brutalities. History reveals us that the development of an even more elaborate legal regime has preceded apace with all the increasing savagery and destructiveness of contemporary war. It also supports the view that ancient wars were lawless and had legal codes with humanitarian conditions similar to the modern laws and regulations of war. However, the two World Wars lacked top features of humanitarian law. They saw the statutory law subverted to the dictates of battle, reduced to …