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Practitioners' Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict by Murray, Daragh (17th November 2016)

Part I, 1 Understanding International Human Rights Law

From: Practitioners' Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict

Daragh Murray
Edited By: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Françoise Hampson, Charles Garraway, Noam Lubell, Dapo Akande

Subject(s):
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.

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