International humanitarian law is concerned with the regulation of armed conflict. It is closely related to international human rights law. Although the two come from different historical backgrounds, they have common values, primarly those of respect for, and dignity of, the human person. International human rights law does not cease to apply in time of armed conflict. The continued applicability of international human rights law provides added values to the regulations of armed conflict but also creates difficulties, Given the applicability of both international human rights law and international humanitarian law in time of armed conflict, it is important to discern the relationship between them.
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