The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Shaping International Humanitarian Law

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Abstract

The influence of international human rights law (IHRL) on the law of armed conflict is well recognized. At the same time, the direct contribution of human rights mechanisms to the development of international humanitarian law (IHL) is less so. This chapter shows that human rights mechanisms have played a role in shaping IHL, most notably as a consequence of the co-application of IHL and IHRL in armed conflict. The chapter goes on to explore new potential avenues for the shaping of IHL by human rights mechanisms, focusing on the role of the mechanisms of the Human Rights Council in shaping the obligations of armed groups parties to non-international armed conflicts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking and Shaping the Law of Armed Conflict
EditorsSandesh Sivakumaran, Christian R. Burne
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter10
Pages197-220
ISBN (Electronic)9780197775165
ISBN (Print)9780197775134
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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