The relationship between international human rights and humanitarian law : an overview
Vera Gowlland-Debbas and Gloria Gaggioli
Research handbook on human rights and humanitarian law
Cheltenham ; Northampton : E. Elgar, 2013
This chapter addresses some of the legal reasons and developments in the international legal system and environment that have led to a convergence between human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL). It addresses the difficult and important issue of the interplay between human rights law and IHL at the level of norm conflicts as well as regarding cross-fertilization through the case law of human rights bodies. Finally, it explores the response of human rights bodies to violations committed in situations of armed conflict in order to assess the contribution of these bodies for providing remedies to victims of armed conflicts.