Definition of jus ad bellum in English:

jus ad bellum

Pronunciation /ˌjo͝os ad ˈbeləm/ /ˌdʒʊs æd ˈbɛləm/ /ˌyo͝os ad ˈbelo͝om/ /ˌjʊs æd ˈbɛlʊm/

noun

Law
  • The body of international law governing the right of one state to resort to war against another.

    ‘what triggers the application of the jus ad bellum is a use of force’
    • ‘The United States has affirmed that established jus ad bellum rules do apply to uses of force in cyberspace.’
    • ‘For the sake of good analysis , we should begin with key jus ad bellum notions such as the use or threat of force and armed attack.’
    • ‘However, the jus ad bellum was created in the aftermath of the Second World War.’
    • ‘There are three main approaches that address this problem and attempt to make cyber attacks conform to jus ad bellum norms.’
    • ‘Ad bellum norms regulate only international relations, more specifically a situation of conflict between two or more states.’
    • ‘The jus ad bellum nowadays is governed by the UN Charter and customary international law.’
    • ‘That would meet the jus ad bellum threshold for war under his view.’
    • ‘Its ability to conduct and sustain military operations might also be considered a use of force under jus ad bellum.’
    • ‘The cost of military intervention can be high: proponents must establish a legal basis, a jus ad bellum for action.’
    • ‘Although the course is mainly human rights oriented, other international legal frameworks such as jus ad bellum will be touched upon.’

Origin

Latin, literally ‘right to war’.

Pronunciation

jus ad bellum

/ˌjo͝os ad ˈbeləm/ /ˌdʒʊs æd ˈbɛləm/ /ˌyo͝os ad ˈbelo͝om/ /ˌjʊs æd ˈbɛlʊm/