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The Law of Rights and the Law of Conflict

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International human rights law and international humanitarian law are branches of public international law. The fact that they are distinct systems of law is evidenced by their different historical developments and fields of application, but they are both concerned with securing minimum standards of behaviour and treatment in various situations, and they are both concerned with the protection of individuals. In contrast to human rights law, international humanitarian law is not generally expressed in terms of rights, but in terms of obligations it imposes on parties to armed conflicts. This chapter describes the permanent International Criminal Court, which has jurisdiction over the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.

Keywords: armed conflict; crime of aggression; crimes against humanity; genocide; international human rights law; international humanitarian law; police officials; war crimes



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