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The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law$
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Katharine Fortin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198808381

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198808381.001.0001

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Armed Groups and Treaty Law

Armed Groups and Treaty Law

(p.209) 8 Armed Groups and Treaty Law
The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law

Katharine Fortin

Oxford University Press

Chapter 8 employs the theories identified in Chapter 7 to consider whether it is possible to argue that armed groups are bound by the major human rights treaties. The chapter conducts detailed analysis of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It also examines the main human rights treaties which it argues hold most textual potential to bind armed groups, namely the Convention against Torture, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, and the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa.

Keywords:   treaty law, armed groups, human rights, ICCPR, ICESCR, Kampala Convention, Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

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