Laws in conflict : the relationship between human rights and international humanitarian law under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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dc.contributor.author Hailbronner, Michaela
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-30T05:43:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-30T05:43:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description.abstract Most armed conflicts today take place in Africa and it is increasingly African actors who are engaged in peacekeeping on the continent, yet scholarly writing on the regulation of these conflicts lags behind. One area where this is particularly true concerns sanctioning violations of international humanitarian law. This has long been difficult, given the tendency of domestic systems to close ranks and insulate their citizens from legal action. To provide at least some forum for justice in this situation, regional human rights bodies increasingly deal with rights violations even in situations of war, raising questions about their mandate and the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law. In the European and American context, these questions have already been the subject of considerable academic writing, but the same is not true for Africa. This article seeks to fill this gap. It first situates the existing approach of the major pan-African human rights institutions to international humanitarian law within the broader global debate. As a second step, it argues that an interpretive approach which takes international humanitarian law into consideration when interpreting rights in the African Charter provides the best approach to this question in the African context. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Human Rights en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.journals.co.za/content/journal/ju_ahrlj en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation M Hailbronner ‘Laws in conflict: The relationship between human rights and international humanitarian law under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ (2016) 16 African Human Rights Law Journal 339-364. http://dx.DOI.org/ 10.17159/1996-2096/2016/v16n2a2 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1609-073X
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/1996-2096/2016/v16n2a2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60678
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Juta Law en_ZA
dc.rights Juta Law en_ZA
dc.subject African Charter en_ZA
dc.subject Peacekeeping en_ZA
dc.subject Humanitarian law en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights law en_ZA
dc.subject Armed conflict en_ZA
dc.title Laws in conflict : the relationship between human rights and international humanitarian law under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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