International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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How do international human rights and humanitarian law protect vulnerable individuals during peace and war? Provost analyzes systemic similarities and differences between the two to examine how they are each designed to achieve their specific goals. He describes the dynamics of human rights and humanitarian law, revealing that each performs a task for which it is better suited than the other, and that the fundamentals of each field remain partly incompatible. He covers all relevant materials from the UN, ICTY, ICTR, and regional organizations in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

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" in-depth and innovative analysis...It will appeal to all those with an academic interest in international human rights and humanitarian norms as well as to legal practitioners and international organizations involved in the operational norms of these two areas of law." American Political Science Association

"The book is of a high academic standard, both in structure and content...provocative and enlightening." International Peacekeeping

"There can be no doubt that a textbook of this nature will be valuable in educating students about the importance of upholding human rights and humanitarian law and providing the skills and tools necessary to this end." - Dr. Richard Burchill, McCoubrey Centre for International Law, University of Hull

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Meet the Author

RENE PROVOST is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University. He has published in such journals as British Yearbook of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and University of Miami Inter-American Law Review.

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Table of Contents

Table of cases
Table of treaties
Table of other international instruments
Introduction 1
1 Rights and procedural capacity 16
2 Obligations and responsibility 57
3 Formation 127
4 Application 152
5 Sanction 182
6 Areas of legal indeterminacy 247
7 Legal effect of characterisation 277
General conclusion 343
Bibliography 351
Index 388
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