A "principle of humanity" or a "principle of human-rightism" ?
Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen
Searching for a "principle of humanity" in international humanitarian law
Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 2013
This chapter makes an inquiry into the relationship between international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law with a view to examine the current impact of the latter regime on the conduct of hostilities, and to discuss the relevance of that impact for the existence and/or status of a "principle of humanity" in IHL. This chapter addresses these issues primarily through an analysis of the case law from the European Court of Human Rights in cases concerning alleged human rights violations during armed conflicts.