What is JUS BELLI?

The law of war. The law of nations as applied to a state of war, defining in particular the rights and duties of the belligerent powers themselves, and of neutral nations. The right of war; that which may be done without injustice with regard to an enemy. Gro. de Jure B. lib. 1, c. 1,

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of JUS BELLI helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary