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International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights And The Uk Courts

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This chapter considers some of the cases where UK courts have found themselves "deep inside the realm of international law" around the invasion and occupation of Iraq that commenced in 2003. It offers some personal reflections on some of the issues suggested above, in particular on how judges in the UK have responded to claims for the applicability of international law in the context of armed conflict and thus how they have contributed to the implementation of international standards. The chapter then provides two introductory background comments. First, war and armed conflict are terms that cover a wide spectrum of behaviour and levels of violence. Second, it briefly outlines the traditional position with respect to the relationship between international law and national law in UK courts.

Keywords: armed conflict; human rights; International Humanitarian Law; UK courts



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