“Never think that war, no matter how

necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”

–Ernest Hemingway, For Whom

the Bell Tolls – 1940.

Modern world order has revolutionised international politics altogether. War, which had been earlier classified as a blood thirsty, ground-shaking conflict has in the minds of many today, taken the shape of a just feature of global affairs if fought under the right principles. Under the manifestation of the Just War theory, the idea of war no longer brings forward the image of apocalyptic destruction. In fact, it is perceived to be a struggle to protect humanity and eradicate evil. Organisations like the United Nations have titled wars as humanitarian interventions; a series of such wars begun after the tragedies in Rwanda and Balkans when the international community was thrown into a fit of fear. The War on Terror was also classified as a ‘just war’ under the premise that it aimed to fight terrorism and establish a democratic regime in Iraq and Afghanistan. Humanitarian interventions in East Timor, Sierra Leone, Yugoslavia and Libya have proved to that war is no longer a crime, but ignorance towards injustice is.