This essay seeks to examine some of the under–discussed questions in the debate regarding human rights and the law of armed conflict. What are the implications of the classification of a conflict in mapping this relationship? This is principally a technical matter. More incisively, and more conceptually, to what extent does the State bear responsibility to protect the human rights of its combatants? Could this question be a test case, or breaking point, in this debate?
Friday, October 17, 2014
Scobbie: Human Rights Protection During Armed Conflict: What, When, and for Whom?
Iain Scobbie (Univ. of Manchester - Law) has posted Human Rights Protection During Armed Conflict: What, When, and for Whom? (in Convergence and Conflicts of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Military Operations, Erika de Wet & Jann Kleffner eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract: