Protection of education in armed conflict situations : Asia-Pacific in focus
Borhan Uddin Khan and Mohammad Nazmuzzaman Bhuian
Asia-Pacific perspectives on international humanitarian law
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2020
In contrast to the literature on the applicability of civil and political rights in armed conflict and other situations of violence, internationally recognised economic, social and cultural rights have been largely ignored. The legal guarantees related to work, food, housing, healthcare, social security or education are not generally seen as a priority amid widespread armed violence, since other affected rights relating to life, liberty and security typically attract greater attention. Accordingly, protection of education has never been considered as a priority during and after armed conflict. This chapter argues that the close interaction between international human rights law and international humanitarian law in providing their complimentary protection may guarantee the right to education to meet the need of the new evolution of armed conflict.
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