A gender perspective on the relationship between HRL and IHL
Convergence and conflicts of human rights and international humanitarian law in military operations
Pretoria : Pretoria University Law Press, 2014
The first part of the chapter traces the trajectory of international humanitarian law and international human rights law's responses to gender-based violence. This analysis lays the foundation for a consideration of how the two areas of law have converged, either explicitly or implicitly. The second part identifies the many areas of convergence that according to the author ought to occur. In other words, there are several human rights violations that ought to constitute a violation of international humanitarian law. The final part of this chapter argues that a seismic change is necessary for a proper response to the changing nature of conflict and its impact on women. Similarly, it probes whether the principles of international humanitarian law could be used to better understand and address gender-based violence outside of conflict situations.
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