IHL and human rights
- International Humanitarian Law and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts
- What is the difference between humanitarian law and human rights law?
- International humanitarian law, human rights and peace operations
- Concerning the optional Protocol to the Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishments
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
The author addresses the international obligations of belligerents, national liberation movements and insurgent entities, looks at the growing demands that such armed groups respect human rights norms and considers some of the options for holding private military companies accountable with regard to human rights abuses.
30-09-2006 | International Review of the Red Cross | Andrew Clapham
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