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Human Rights in Times of Conflict and Terrorism by Doswald-Beck, Louise (22nd September 2011)

PART II ABSOLUTE PROHIBITIONS, 6 PROHIBITION OF ARBITRARY DEPRIVATION OF LIFE

From: Human Rights in Times of Conflict and Terrorism

Louise Doswald-Beck

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 April 2020

The right to life is obviously fundamental and for that reason the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR), and the Arab Charter have designated it as non-derogable.1 These treaties also specify that the right to life ‘shall be protected by law’.2 Unlike the prohibition of torture, the right to life is not absolute but the limitations are contained within each provision. The ICCPR, the ACHR, and the Arab Charter state that ‘no one shall be...
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