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War, conflict and human rights : theory and practice

Author: Chandra Lekha Sriram; Olga Martin-Ortega; Johanna Herman
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the tensions and complementaries between protection of human rights and resolution of conflict, considers the scope and effects of human rights violations in a number of contemporary armed conflicts and examines the legal and institutional accountability mechanisms that have been developed.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chandra Lekha Sriram; Olga Martin-Ortega; Johanna Herman
ISBN: 9780415452052 0415452058 9780415452069 0415452066 9780203874745 0203874749
OCLC Number: 176946197
Description: xiv, 252 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. War and Human Rights : Critical Issues --
1. The interplay between war and human rights --
2. Conflict : fundamentals and debates --
3. Human rights : history and debates --
4. Humanitarian and human rights law in armed conflict --
--
pt. II. Contemporary Conflict : Critical Cases --
5. The former Yugoslavia --
6. Sierra Leone --
7. The Democratic Republic of Congo --
8. Sudan --
9. The "global war on terror" --
--
pt. III. Building Peace and Seeking Accountability : Recent Mechanisms and Institutions --
10. Ad hoc tribunals --
11. Enforcing human rights transnationally --
12. Hybrid tribunals --
13. The International Criminal Court --
14. Enduring and emergent challenges and opportunities.
Responsibility: Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega and Johanna Herman.
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