This book explores the shared history of Muslims and Christians and the ways each religion developed laws to regulate wars, based on scriptural authorities. Similarities and differences are noted, as well as how most of these laws still operate in the context of modern international law, while some have yet to be incorporated. Case studies explore the application of these religious precepts to two recent conflict situations: UN humanitarian intervention in Bosnia, and the Iraq-Kuwait war, together with the Allied action.
Also includes a forward by H.R.H. Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan.
Harfiyah Abdel Haleem is a writer and editor.
Oliver Ramsbotham is Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford.
Saba Risaluddin is President of the World Conference on Religions for Peace.
Brian Wicker is retired Principal of Fircroft College of Adult Education, Birmingham.