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The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law
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The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law

Katharine Fortin

Abstract

Although the practice of holding armed groups to account under human rights law remains controversial and under-theorized as a matter of law, statements from Commissions of Inquiry and United Nations Special Rapporteurs holding armed groups to account under this body of law are relatively commonplace. Motivated by this contradiction, this study aims to clarify when and how armed groups are bound by human rights law. It brings several key issues of clarification to the legal framework. The first part of the book presents a new perspective on the role that human rights law plays in the legal fra ... More

Keywords: armed groups, human rights law, accountability, obligations, international legal personality, humanitarian law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198808381
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198808381.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katharine Fortin, author
Lecturer, Utrecht University