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Title:Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, and the Peaceable Adjustment of Differences in Africa
Author:Almond, Harry A.
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:international law
law of war
human rights
Law, Human Rights and Violence
international relations
Inter-African Relations
Politics and Government
International Humanitarian Law
War victims
Abstract:This paper is concerned with a problem that is still in the early stages of evolution: the protection, assurance and strengthening of human rights and human dignity when States resort to armed force. An attempt to overcome this problem was made in the Geneva Protocols of 1977, supplementing and refining the Geneva Conventions of 1949, and in the The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907. Following an introduction and a theoretical exposition on human rights and international humanitarian law, section 3 examines the laws of war in conflict situations in Africa. Human rights protection in times of crisis is the subject of section 4, and section 5 is devoted to the regulation of hostilities. Section 6 is concerned with the promotion and implementation of international humanitarian law. Notes, ref.