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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Robert Kolb, Pavle Kilibarda

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 July 2024

Civil and political rights — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Nationality of individuals — Combatants — Prisoners of war — Armed conflict, international — Care for the sick and wounded — Weapons — Customary international law — Writings of publicists

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The term human rights law (‘HRL’) encompasses all fundamental freedoms and all basic social, economic, and cultural rights recognized to each individual independently of nationality. The term international humanitarian law (‘IHL’) is today used in a broad sense (Humanitarian Law, International). It covers all the rules protective of potential or actual victims of armed conflicts, all the rules on the conduct of warfare, and all the provisions relating to the rights and duties of the armed forces towards the other party in case of armed conflict (Armed Conflict,...
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