- Human rights — Armed conflict
This chapter discusses the abilities and scope of state powers to suspend certain human rights protections on a temporary basis and the protections for non-derogable rights in the inter-American system in times of national emergency. It begins by reviewing the legal basis for and Court jurisprudence on the suspension of guarantees under Article 27 of the American Convention. It then discusses prolonged conflicts and the potential for abusing emergency status, before turning to the Court’s jurisprudence on non-derogable rights and situations of armed conflict. The chapter concludes by discussing the relationship of the inter-American system to international humanitarian law, considering two of the Court’s emblematic cases: Bámaca Velázquez v. Guatemala and Massacre of Santo Domingo v. Colombia
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