Justice and protection of civilians in armed conflicts through the enforcement of the international legal obligations : the case of the Gaza strip
Rethinking international law and justice
Farnham ; Burlington : Ashgate, 2015
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The chapter engages the issues of justice and protection of civilians in armed conflict : do the existing legal tools provide civilians with the due protection of the law ? More importantly, are they being fully implemented by those mandated to respect and ensure respect for the rights of civilians ? Rethinking justice in international law - notably in humanitarian and human rights law - requires acknowledging the lack of enforcement of the existing legal mechanisms. If implemented fully and in good faith, these will likely contribute to enhancing the protection of human rights and providing justice for civilians in armed conflicts. In territories such as the Gaza Strip - where the prolonged conflict has inhibited all basic human rights with the complicity of the international community - there is a pressing need to safeguard civilians against the burden of wars. The chronic lack of justice must be reversed and victims be granted the equal protection of the law.
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