Принцип правого дела и «новые» войны
The article deals with the concept of just cause as it is interpreted in just war theory. The author examines the genealogy of just causes in the Christian and modern just war theory. Ideas of Augustine, Aquinas, Vitoria and Grotius are compared in order to demonstrate what was understood as a valid foundation of the use of force in different periods. Then the author determines just causes in accordance with the thoughts of contemporary just war authors. The article ends with the criticism of the moral arguments for the new just causes proposed by just war theorists of our days.