The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
16.03.2017 – 31.03.2017
This course focuses on the interplay between international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law (HRL). It starts by examining the commonalities and differences between these two bodies of law, looking at their historical and philosophical origins as well as their different fields of application and monitoring bodies. Key issues such as the application of human rights in armed conflicts, the extraterritorial application of HRL and the different theories pertaining to the interplay between IHL and HRL, including in particular the lex specialis maxim, are addressed. Various rights and topics where the concrete interplay between IHL and HRL is particularly intricate, such as the right to life in armed conflicts – including the interplay between the conduct of hostilities and law enforcement paradigms – or detention in armed conflict situations, are discussed. Current challenges regarding the interplay between IHL and HRL in the context of occupation or in relation to drone strikes are also discussed.
Villa Moynier (120B rue de Lausanne) Genève
Organisé parAcadémie de droit international humanitaire et de droits humains
entrée libre (inscription requise)
Date limite d'inscription: 09.03.2017
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