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Routledge Studies in Humanitarian Action


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This book series offers an interdisciplinary platform for the study of issues pertaining to humanitarianism, such as humanitarian principles, humanitarian space, resilience, safety and security, international law of humanitarian action, to mention but a few. It aims to broaden understanding of these issues and their interconnection from different angles – such as politics, law, economics, philosophy, psychology, sociology – brought together under the heading of Humanitarian Studies.

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Gender, Conflict and International Humanitarian Law A critique of the 'principle of distinction'

Gender, Conflict and International Humanitarian Law: A critique of the 'principle of distinction'

1st Edition

By Orly Maya Stern
January 14, 2020

This book conducts a gendered critique of the ‘principle of distinction’ in international humanitarian law (IHL), with a focus on recent conflicts in Africa. The ‘principle of distinction’ is core to IHL, and regulates who can and cannot be targeted in armed conflict. It states that civilians may ...

Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters

Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters

1st Edition

Edited By Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani, Emanuele Sommario, Federico Casolari, Giulio Bartolini
March 26, 2018

The Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters provides the first comprehensive review of the role played by international human rights law in the prevention and management of natural and technological disasters. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and offers a state-of-the-art ...

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