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Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Armed Conflict

Gilles Giacca


This book addresses the international legal obligation to protect economic, social, and cultural human rights in times of armed conflict and other situations of armed violence. These rights provide guarantees to individuals of their fundamental rights to work, to an adequate standard of living (food, water, housing), to education, and to health. Armed violence can take many forms, from civil unrest to armed conflict situations, and in all such cases the protection of ESC rights is sorely challenged. By looking at the specific human rights treaty provisions, the book seeks to identify their spe ... More

Keywords: armed conflict, armed violence, extraterritoriality, extraterritorial application, human rights, territory, sovereignty, jurisdiction, use of force, derogation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717447
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717447.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gilles Giacca, author
Research Fellow, University of Oxford