War, Conflict and Human Rights: Theory and Practice

War, Conflict and Human Rights: Theory and Practice

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War, Conflict and Human Rights: Theory and Practice by Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega, Johanna Herman

War, Conflict and Human Rights is an innovative inter-disciplinary textbook, combining aspects of law, politics and conflict analysis to examine the relationship between human rights and armed conflict.

This third edition has been fully revised and updated, and contains a completely new chapter on business, conflict and human rights. Making use of both theoretical and practical approaches, the authors:

  • examine the tensions and complementarities between protection of human rights and resolution of conflict – the competing political demands and the challenges posed by internal armed conflict and the increasing role of nonstate actors, including corporations, in armed conflicts;
  • explore the scope and effects of human rights violations in contemporary armed conflicts, such as in Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the former Yugoslavia;
  • assess the legal and institutional accountability mechanisms developed in the wake of armed conflict to punish violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law such as the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, hybrid or internationalized tribunals and the International Criminal Court;
  • discuss continuing and emergent global trends and challenges in the fields of human rights and conflict analysis.

This volume will be essential reading for students of war and conflict studies, human rights and international humanitarian law, and highly recommended for students of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, international security, transitional justice and international relations generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138234291
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Chandra Lekha Sriram is Professor of International Law and International Relations and Director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at the University of East London, UK.

Olga Martin-Ortega is Reader in Public International Law at the University of Greenwich, UK.

Johanna Herman is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at the University of East London, UK

Table of Contents

Part 1: War and Human Rights: Critical Issues

1. The Interplay Between War and Human Rights

2. Conflict: Fundamentals and Debates

3. Human Rights: History and Debates

4. Humanitarian and Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict

5. Nonstate Actors and International Humanitarian and International Human Rights Law

6. Business, Conflict and Human Rights

Part 2: Contemporary Conflict: Critical Cases

7. The Former Yugoslavia

8. Sierra Leone

9. The Democratic Republic of Congo

10. Sudan

Part 3: Building Peace and Seeking Accountability: Recent Mechanisms and Institutions

11. Ad Hoc Tribunals

12. Enforcing Human Rights Transnationally

13. Hybrid Tribunals

14. The International Criminal Court

15. Enduring and Emergent Challenges and Opportunities

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