The prohibition of enforced disappearances : a meaningful example of a partial merger between human rights law and international humanitarian law
Research handbook on human rights and humanitarian law
Cheltenham ; Northampton : E. Elgar, 2013
This chapter presents successively how international humanitarian law, human rights law and international criminal law contributed, in their own way, to the prohibition and criminalization of enforced disappearances. It shows that these bodies of law are complementary and that their mutual influence allowed a progressive enhancement of the legal protection of persons against enforced disappearances. Finally, it show how the merger of the rules belonging to these different bodies of law into the Convention against enforced disappearances contributed to strengthen the prohibition of enforced disappearances in international law.