The Right to Life in Light of the Integration between the Norms of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

19 Pages Posted: 13 May 2014

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Vera Rusinova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: May 12, 2014

Abstract

This paper casts doubts on the existence of a contradiction between the norms of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law in the sphere of the protection of the right to life and concludes that the wording and systematic interpretation of international treaties, and the subsequent application allowing the inference of an integrated approach to the determination of the negative and positive obligations of states in respect of the right to life.

Keywords: K 330

JEL Classification: right to life; armed conflicts; International Humanitarian Law; International Human Rights Law; lega

Suggested Citation

Rusinova, Vera, The Right to Life in Light of the Integration between the Norms of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law (May 12, 2014). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 38/LAW/2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2435833 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2435833

Vera Rusinova (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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