Human rights obligations of non-state actors in conflict situations

30 September 2006 Andrew Clapham

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.

About the author

Andrew Clapham

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva and Director-designate of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.