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Introduction

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

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

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 09 August 2020

Subject(s):
Detention — Human rights remedies — Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — International crimes — Armed attack — Armed forces

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to provide specific guidance on the application of international human rights law for the armed forces. It draws on international case law, decisions, and reports on how that body of law may apply in relationship with the law of armed conflict to the planning, training, and conduct of military operations. While the book is concerned primarily with giving guidance to the armed forces for the conduct and preparation of military operations, it also recognizes that it is States that will be internationally responsible for violations of human rights law committed by their armed forces. Thus, it discusses briefly the need to defend cases adequately before courts and other bodies charged with applying human rights law. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

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