Human Rights in Times of Conflict and Terrorism

Paperback | October 12, 2011

byLouise Doswald-Beck

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This book is a guide to international human rights law as it applies to situations of armed conflict, to counter-terrorism measures and to any other situation of actual or potential violence requiring security measures. These situations can lead to some of the most fundamental human rightsbeing put in danger of being violated. These include the right to life, the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment, enforced disappearance, all the rights relating to detention and due process of law, and the freedoms most commonly affected by armed conflict and counter-terrorism. The book begins with a presentation on the application of human rights to such situations and an explanation of the regime of limitations and derogations. After an overall description of the relationship between human rights law, on the one hand, and international humanitarian law and internationalcounter-terrorism measures, on the other, the book concentrates on the rights themselves. Each chapter presents the relevant treaty provisions and explains the interpretation of the rights by reference to the case law and general comments of these treaty bodies. The book concludes with a section onhow international human rights law protects certain vulnerable and disadvantaged populations in such situations.

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This book is a guide to international human rights law as it applies to situations of armed conflict, to counter-terrorism measures and to any other situation of actual or potential violence requiring security measures. These situations can lead to some of the most fundamental human rightsbeing put in danger of being violated. These in...

Louise Doswald-Beck is a Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. She was formerly Director of its predecessor, the University Center for International Humanitarian Law. Initially a lecturer at the Univer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:October 12, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019957894X

ISBN - 13:9780199578948

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Table of Contents

Part I: Overarching Elements1. Application of human right law2. Ensuring rights3. The regime of limitations and derogations4. The role of international humanitarian law in human rights law5. International measures to prevent terrorism and human rightsPart II - Absolute prohibitions6. Prohibition of arbitrary deprivation of life7. Prohibition of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment8. Prohibition of enforced disappearancesPart III - Fundamental requirements of due process9. Prohibition of arbitrary detention10. Pre-trial detention11. Crimes and the principle of legality12. Right to be heard by a competent independent and impartial tribunal13. Elements of fair trialPart IV Limitations to freedoms14. Right to home, property, freedom of movement and residence15. Participation in public life: freedom of expression, association and conscience16. Protection of personal sphere: right to private and family lifePart V - Protection of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations17. Economic, social and cultural rights18. Human Rights law on the protection of vulnerable groups during armed conflict