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The Role of International Human Rights Law in Improving Law of Internal Armed Conflict

Seid Demeke, The Role of International Human Rights Law in Improving Law of Internal Armed Conflict, Bahir Dar University Journal of Law, vol. 4, No. 2, 2014

28 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2016  

Seid Demeke Mekonnen

Jigjiga University - School of Law

Date Written: July 23, 2014

Abstract

Sometimes international humanitarian law (IHL) become reprehensible to internal war because the application of rules designed for international conflict may not be straightforwardly applied for the internal armed conflict as well. Hence, to rectify this legal problem, different cases concerning internal conflicts have been recently decided by international and regional tribunals applying international human rights law (IHRL). This enforcement of courts implies us to re-consider the role of human rights in improving the law of internal armed conflict. In some regions, including much of Europe, practices of routine compliance with international human rights law has been achieved. Parallel to this global trend, different commentators, like ICRC, are strongly advocating the role of human rights law in filling the gap of law of internal armed conflict.

Keywords: Armed conflict, Geneva Conventions, Protocol II, Human rights, Humanitarian law

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Mekonnen, Seid Demeke, The Role of International Human Rights Law in Improving Law of Internal Armed Conflict (July 23, 2014). Seid Demeke, The Role of International Human Rights Law in Improving Law of Internal Armed Conflict, Bahir Dar University Journal of Law, vol. 4, No. 2, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2842598

Seid Demeke Mekonnen (Contact Author)

Jigjiga University - School of Law ( email )

Jijiga
Jijiga, Somali Regional State 1020
Ethiopia

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