Investigations in armed conflict : understanding the interaction between international humanitarian law and human rights law
Convergences and divergences between international human rights, international humanitarian and international criminal law
Cambridge [etc.] : Intersentia, 2018
This chapter examines the interaction between international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law (HRL) in relation to the duty to investigate in armed conflict. Considering how IHL and HRL respectively regulate this duty, it is shown that whereas the latter prescribes in detail the standards an investigation must follow in order to be deemed effective, the former does not. Accordingly, the research question is whether and how HRL may complement IHL and fill what is here considered a gap in the law.