Part I, 1 Understanding International Human Rights Law
Daragh MurrayEdited By: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Françoise Hampson, Charles Garraway, Noam Lubell, Dapo Akande
- Human rights remedies — Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — International crimes — Armed attack — Armed forces
This chapter provides an overview of international human rights law and its monitoring and judicial bodies, and sketches out the principal differences between this and the law of armed conflict. The discussions cover the relevance of human rights law to the activities of armed forces; the features that distinguish human rights law from the law of armed conflict; State obligations in respect of human rights; limitations to human rights; human rights law instruments (e.g. UN treaties and institutions, other treaties and standards, regional treaties and arrangements, and customary international law); liability and responsibility for violations of the law of armed conflict and human rights law; and pleadings before human rights courts and other bodies.