Harmonising the individual protection regime : some reflections on the relationship between human rights and international humanitarian law in the light of the right to life
The diversity of international law : essays in honour of professor Kalliopi K. Koufa
Leiden ; Boston : M. Nijhoff, 2009
We find a considerable literature on the links which are being forged not only between human rights and humanitarian law, but also with refugee law, disarmament or arms control, environmental law and international peace and security, all areas of which in the past were hermetically sealed off from one another. This trend has raised its own set of problems for there are important collisions and tensions between such fundamental interests and values, but the problems are gradually being ironed out in practice and in the courts though not always in a totally satisfactory manner. This contribution first highlights the points of divergence and convergence between human rights and humanitarian law then turn to the applicability of human rights law in time of armed conflict and its interplay with humanitarian law.