Humanitarian law in the Inter-American human rights system
Convergence and conflicts of human rights and international humanitarian law in military operations
Pretoria : Pretoria University Law Press, 2014
In this chapter Dinah Shelton examines how the Inter-American Commission and Inter-American Court of Human Rights have considered the relationship between international human rights law (IHRL) and international humanitarian law (IHL). She outlines the (sometimes divergent) approaches of these bodies in relation to the scope of their jurisdiction to apply IHL; the threshold of violence that triggers application of IHL norms; and the content of the relevant norms.