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The relationship between international humanitarian and human rights law where it matters : admissible killing and internment of fighters in non-international armed conflicts

Olson, Laura M.
Published in International Review of the Red Cross. 2008, vol. 90, no. 871, p. 599-627
Abstract This article explores the relationship between international humanitarian and human rights law during non-international armed conflict. It seeks to answer two questions which are crucial in practice, but where the relationship between the two branches and the answers of humanitarian law alone are unclear. First, according to which branch of law may a member of an armed group be attacked and killed ? Second, may a captured member of an armed force or group be detained similarly to a prisoner of war in international armed conflicts or as prescribed by human rights ? Through application of the lex specialis principle, this article discusses possible answers to these questions.
Keywords International humanitarian lawInternational human rights lawRelationshipNon-international armed conflictKillingAttackDetentionProcedural guaranteesHabeas corpusDroit international humanitaireDroit international des droits de l'hommeRelationConflit armé non internationalAssassinatAttaqueDétentionGaranties de procédure
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