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International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law


Part of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521019286

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  • How do international human rights and humanitarian law protect vulnerable individuals in times of peace and war? Provost analyses systemic similarities and differences between the two to explore how they are each built to achieve their similar goal. He details 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. This helps us understand why their norms succeed in some ways and fail - at times spectacularly - in others. Provost's study represents innovative and in-depth research, covering all relevant materials from the UN, ICTY, ICTR, and regional organizations in Europe, Africa and Latin America. This will interest academics and graduate students in international law and international relations, as well as legal practitioners in related fields and NGOs active in human rights.

    • First integrated analysis of the structures of human rights and humanitarian law
    • An examination of the legal tools available to protect victims of violence in peace and war
    • Innovative and in-depth research which covers all relevant materials from the UN, ICTY, ICTR, regional organisations in Europe, Africa and Latin America, published in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German
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    'The book is of a high academic standard, both in structure and content. Policy advisers, negotiators and drafters within NGOs and governmental agencies would likewise find this provocative and enlightening.' International Peacekeeping

    'This book will be an excellent addition to university libraries and will be of interest to the increasing population of postgraduate students undertaking programmes in international law.' New Law Journal

    '… of a high academic standard, both in structure and content.' Chris Gallavin, University of Hull

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521019286
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 150 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.715kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Author

    René Provost, McGill University, Montréal
    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.

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