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The Right to Life in Armed Conflict

Ian Park


The controversy surrounding the applicability of the right to life during armed conflict makes it arguably one of the most divisive and topical issues at the junction of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Recent litigation has, among other things, prompted the UK government to signal an intention to derogate from Article 2, ECHR, subject to certain caveats, in future armed conflicts. The litigation pursuant to Article 2 is also set to continue as the UK, and many other States with right to life obligations, will continue to use lethal force overseas; thus the si ... More

Keywords: right to life, armed conflict, human rights, international humanitarian law

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198821380
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198821380.001.0001


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Ian Park, author

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