The relationship between international human rights and humanitarian law in the African human rights system : an institutional approach
Convergence and conflicts of human rights and international humanitarian law in military operations
Pretoria : Pretoria University Law Press, 2014
In this chapter, Frans Viljoen explores the relationship between international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) in the African human rights system. The chapter deals with the fledgling attempts as well as the future potential of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights of the Child to apply IHL either indirectly through interpretation or in a more direct manner.