To Be or Not to Be?: Legal Identity in Crisis in Non-International Armed Conflicts

Human Rights Quarterly, Feb 2021, 43

34 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2020

See all articles by Katharine Fortin

Katharine Fortin

Utrecht University - School of Law

Date Written: June 29, 2020

Abstract

Examining the situations of Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, this article demonstrates how individuals living outside the control of the de jure government struggle to access birth registration and civil status documentation in times of non-international armed conflict. Evaluating how the right to legal identity is protected in international law, the article highlights the need for legal identity to be better protected in armed conflict, so that its conferral and denial is not used as a weapon by the fighting parties.

Keywords: SDG16.9, legal identity, non-international armed conflicts, civil status documentation

Suggested Citation

Fortin, Katharine, To Be or Not to Be?: Legal Identity in Crisis in Non-International Armed Conflicts (June 29, 2020). Human Rights Quarterly, Feb 2021, 43, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3638549

Katharine Fortin (Contact Author)

Utrecht University - School of Law ( email )

3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
91
Abstract Views
347
rank
331,025
PlumX Metrics