Article 2 of the Convention and military operations during armed conflict
Françoise J. Hampson
The right to life under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights
Oisterwijk : Wolf Legal Publisher, 2017
The past twenty years have been marked by attempts to invoke the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to the extra-territorial acts of armed forces. This includes not only international armed conflicts, but also extra-territorial non-international armed conflicts, such as the situation in Afghanistan and Iraq after the installation of new regimes headed by locals. This contribution briefly examines what appears to be the current approach to the application of Article 2 of the Convention in this context and the problems to which it gives rise. It then considers a possible way forward.
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