The grey zone : civilian protection between human rights and the laws of war
ed. by Mark Lattimer and Philippe Sands
Oxford ; [etc.] : Hart, 2018
XXVI, 448 p. ; 24 cm
Bibliographie : p. 413-427. Index
The high civilian death toll in modern, protracted conflicts such as those in Syria or Iraq indicate the limits of international law in offering protections to civilians at risk. Yet both international humanitarian law and the law of human rights establish a series of rights intended to protect civilians. But which law or laws apply in a particular situation, and what are the obstacles to their implementation? How can the law offer greater protections to civilians caught up in new methods of warfare, such as drone strikes, or targeted by new forms of military organisation, such as transnational armed groups? Are new instruments or mechanisms of civilian legal protection needed? The chapters in Part 1 address key contested or boundary issues in defining the rights of civilians or non-combatants in today's conflicts. Those in Part 2 examine remedies and current mechanisms for redress both at the international and national level, and those in Part 3 assess prospects for the development of new mechanisms for addressing violations.
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