This book explores developments in international law regarding the relationship between human rights law and international humanitarian law and their coapplicability in armed conflict situations.
The work examines the jurisprudence of the international human rights courts and looks at the Inter-American and European Courts of Human Rights case law in dealing with new emergencies in armed conflicts. It argues that a new interpretation and application of the law is required to deal with current needs while remaining faithful to moral commitments made in the international arena. In this way, the book deals with recent cases and their rationale to build a new understanding of law and international policy that complies with the globalization process and progress towards an enhancement of the international community’s legal framework. Combining the emergencies in armed conflicts with the mutual enforcement of human rights law and humanitarian law, this book holistically develops concepts and theories to present a pragmatic solution to moral quandaries over the targeting of civilians during armed conflict situations.
The book will be a valuable resource for academics, researchers and policy-makers in the areas of international human rights and international humanitarian law.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Contemporary International Law And The Sense Of Community
Chapter 3 The Law Of Human Rights
Chapter 4 The Law Of Armed Conflicts
Chapter 5 The Interplay Between International Humanitarian Law And Human Rights Law
Chapter 6 Conclusion
Daniel Ivo Odon is a legal advisor on human rights at the Brazilian Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights. He has also taught Theory of Law and Human Rights Law at several Brazilian universities.