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International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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How do international human rights and humanitarian law protect vulnerable individuals during peace and war? Provost analyzes systemic similarities and differences between the two to examine how they are each designed to achieve their specific goals. He describes the dynamics of human rights and humanitarian law, revealing that each performs a task for which it is better suited than the other, and that the fundamentals of each field remain partly incompatible. He covers all relevant materials from the UN, ICTY, ICTR, and regional organizations in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521019286
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2005
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series , #22
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

RENE PROVOST is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University. He has published in such journals as British Yearbook of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and University of Miami Inter-American Law Review.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Normative Frameworks: 1. Rights and procedural capacity; 2. Obligations and responsibility; Part II. Reciprocity: 3. Formation; 4. Application; 5. Sanction; Part III. Application: Law and Facts: 6. Areas of Legal Indeterminacy; 7. Legal effect of characterization; Conclusion.

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