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International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law

Orna Ben-Naftali


The idea that international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) are complementary, rather than mutually exclusive regimes generated a paradigmatic shift in the international legal discourse. The reconciliation was driven by a humanistic ethos and its purpose was to offer greater protection of the rights to life, liberty, and dignity of all individuals under all circumstances. The complementarity of both regimes currently enjoys the status of the new orthodoxy and simultaneously invites critical reflection. The chapters in this book accept the invitation, offering d ... More

Keywords: international humanitarian law, international human rights law, armed conflict, law enforcement, fight against terror, wars, belligerent occupation, cultural heritage, post-bellum accountability, compensation

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780191001604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780191001604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Orna Ben-Naftali, editor
Professor of International Law, The Law School, The College of Management Academic Studies, Israel
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