The article retraces the main legal challenges arising from the detention by multinational forces in Iraq in 2009.
30-06-2010 | US Naval War College International Law Studies | Laurent Colassis
The "War on Terror" has led to grave human rights violations and, in response, to a growing volume of human rights litigation. The article provides an overview of litigation that has unfolded in recent years in relation to issues such as arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment, extraordinary rendition, extra-territorial application of human rights norms and the creeping reach of the "terrorism" label.
30-09-2008 | International Review of the Red Cross | Helen Duffy
International human rights law and international humanitarian law are traditionally two distinct branches of law. Yet, developments in international and national jurisprudence and practice have led to the recognition that these two bodies of law not only share a common humanist ideal of dignity and integrity but overlap substantially in practice.
26-12-2007 | International Law Forum, University of Jerusalem | Cordula Droege
International human rights law abhors a legal black hole. It applies wherever a State exercises its jurisdiction, not only in peacetime but also during armed conflict, as a compliment to humanitarian law. The deprivation of liberty is subject to certain conditions, and even initially lawful detention becomes arbitrary and contrary to law if it is not subject to periodic review.
31-03-2005 | International Review of the Red Cross | Alfred de Zayas
In the deprivation of liberty by agents acting outside the sovereign territory of their State, the prevention of violations of fundamental norms and values is particularly important.
31-03-2005 | International Review of the Red Cross | Silvia Borelli
International Review of the Red Cross More articles
Special issue of the Review
Publications More publications