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Research Handbook On Human Rights And Humanitarian Law

Robert Kolb , Gloria Gaggioli

Edited by Robert Kolb, Professor of Public International Law, University of Geneva and Gloria Gaggioli, Doctor in International Law and Researcher, University of Geneva, Switzerland

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2013 704 pp Hardback 978 1 84980 035 8
2014 Paperback 978 1 78254 030 4
ebook isbn 978 1 78100 607 8

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Series: Research Handbooks in Human Rights series

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‘This volume by Robert Kolb and Gloria Gaggioli, contributed by some of the most renowned experts in the field, devotes an impressive amount of legal analysis to the most diverse aspects of the interplay between international humanitarian law and international human rights law in situations of violence, in theory and practice. It is bound to become an indispensable tool for scholars and practitioners alike.’
– Marco Pedrazzi, University of Milan, Italy

Contributors: G. Bartolini, P. Benvenuti, M. Bothe, A.A. Cançado-Trindade, E. Cannizzaro, J. d’Aspremont, E. David, F. De Vittor, G. Distefano, T. Ferraro, G. Gaggioli, R. Giuffrida, R.K. Goldman, V. Gowlland-Debbas, A.-L. Graf-Brugère, H.-J. Heintze, J.-M. Henckaerts, M. Hertig Randall, I. Ingravallo, W. Kälin, R. Kolb, S. Krähenmann, D. Kuwali, L. Moir, M. Nowak, D. Scalia, E. Schwager, D.L. Tehindrazanarivelo, H. Tigroudja, C. Tomuschat, G. Torreblanca, E. Tranchez, L. Vierucci, C. Wiesener

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This fascinating Handbook explores the interplay between international human rights law and international humanitarian law, offering expert analysis on the increasingly complex issues surrounding their application in armed conflicts across the world.

Contributors to this volume provide a comprehensive treatment of the ongoing relationship between human rights law and humanitarian law, from the historical background and origins of the two bodies of law to their various applications today. Divided into four parts – Historical Background, Common Issues, The Need for a Combined Approach, and Monitoring Mechanisms – the Handbook presents a rich and varied spectrum of original research and thought from some of the brightest minds in the field.

This groundbreaking volume will surely have great appeal for anyone with a professional or academic interest in human rights law and humanitarian law, from students to professors to practitioners in the field.

Full table of contents



1. The History of International Human Rights Law
Maya Hertig Randall

2. Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law between 1945 and the Aftermath of the Teheran Conference of 1968
Robert Kolb

3. Theories on the Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
Hans-Joachim Heintze

4. The Position of Individuals in Public International Law through the Lens of Diplomatic Protection: The Principle and its Transfiguration
Giovanni Distefano

5. The Relationship between International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: An Overview
Vera Gowlland-Debbas and Gloria Gaggioli

6. Extraterritorial Application of the Human Rights to Life and Personal Liberty, Including habeas corpus, During Situations of Armed Conflict
Robert K. Goldman

7. Proportionality in the European Convention on Human Rights
Enzo Cannizzaro and Francesca De Vittor

8. Human Rights Obligations of Non-state Armed Groups: A Possible Contribution from Customary International Law?
Jean-Marie Henckaerts and Cornelius Wiesener

9. Positive Obligations in Human Rights Law During Armed Conflicts
Sandra Krähenmann

10. Some Reflections on the Principle of Humanity in its Wide Dimension
Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

11. Specificities of Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law Regarding State Responsibility
Christian Tomuschat

12. The Quest for a Non-conflictual Coexistence of International Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law: Which Role for the lex specialis Principle?
Jean d’Aspremont and Elodie Tranchez

13. A lex favorabilis? Resolving Norm Conflicts between Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law
Anne-Laurence Graf-Brugère

14. The Law of Occupation and Human Rights Law: Some Selected Issues
Tristan Ferraro

15. Humanitarian Assistance to Protect Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
Roberto Giuffrida

16. The Prohibition of Enforced Disappearances: A Meaningful Example of a Partial Merger between Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law
Gloria Gaggioli

17. ‘Humanitarian Rights’: How to Ensure Respect for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflicts
Dan Kuwali

18. Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law as Limits for Security Council Action
Michael Bothe

19. UN Territorial Administrations: Between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
Ivan Ingravallo

20. International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Rules in Agreements Regulating or Terminating an Internal Armed Conflict
Luisa Vierucci

21. Universal Human Rights Bodies and International Humanitarian Law
Walter Kälin

22. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
Hélène Tigroudja

23. The European Court of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
Lindsay Moir

24. The African Union and International Humanitarian Law
?Djacoba Liva Tehindrazanarivelo

25. A New World Court of Human Rights: A Role for International Humanitarian Law?
Manfred Nowak

26. The International Committee of the Red Cross and Human Rights Law
?Godofredo Torreblanca

27. The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission and the Law of Human Rrights
Eric David

28. Human Rights in the Context of International Criminal Law: Respecting Them and Ensuring Respect for Them
Damien Scalia

29. Is There a Need for New International Humanitarian Law Implementation Mechanisms?
Paolo Benvenuti and Giulio Bartolini

30. Reparation for Individual Victims of Armed Conflict
Elke Schwager


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