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Part V Key Rights in Times of Armed Conflict, Ch.18 Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Armed Conflict

Eibe Riedel

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Edited By: Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, Tom Haeck (Assistant Editor), Alice Priddy (Assistant Editor)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 December 2023

Economic, social, and cultural rights — Armed conflict — Geneva Conventions 1949
International human rights law (IHRL) primarily focuses on rights protection in peace-time, and historically this has been reflected both at national and international levels. International humanitarian law (IHL) by contrast focuses on the Hague and Geneva law of armed conflict. The changing nature of conflict situations in recent times has had important effects on the applicability of IHRL and IHL.1 Fundamental IHL principles, including distinction, humanity, and proportionality have gained general acceptance, and the position of the civilian population and of...
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