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General and specific protection of women under international humanitarian law

02-03-2004 Article

This document includes both the general and specific protection afforded to women under international humanitarian law, meaning that some of the legal provisions apply equally to men and women without adverse distinction, while others apply exclusively to women - Extract from the publication: "Addressing the Needs of Women Affected by Armed Conflict: An ICRC Guidance Document"

Although this table only refers to international humanitarian law, other bodies of law, such as human rights law, refugee law and domestic law also protect women in situations of armed conflict.

 
     This document is the annex to Addressing the Needs of Women Affected by Armed Conflict: An ICRC Guidance Document  


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