THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN ARMED CONFLICT

Jamsheed Ahmed Sayed , Arshid Iqbal Dar

Abstract


This research paper aimed at the exploration of international legal protection of human rights in the situation of the armed conflict. In the recent situations armed conflict has blighted the lives of millions of civilians. Serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law are common in many armed conflicts. In certain circumstances, some of these violations may even constitute genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity. Both human rights law and international humanitarian law inform each other in a number of ways. Both international human rights law and international humanitarian law provide extensive protections and guarantees for the rights of persons not actively or no longer participating in hostilities, including civilians. This paper discusses international human rights law and international humanitarian law as available for the protection of victims in armed conflict.


Keywords


Human rights, Armed Conflict, Genocide, War Crimes, International Humanitarian Law

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