This chapter examines the key issues relating to human rights and situations of conflict, especially armed conflict. It addresses limitations on human rights in times of war and other emergencies, focusing on derogations, the extraterritorial scope of application of human rights and the relationship between human rights and international humanitarian law (IHL). It concludes that the relationship between human rights and IHL depends on the specific right at stake and the circumstances of each case, and can therefore only be determined on the basis of a case-by-case analysis.
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