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"This book explores the human rights obligations of armed non-state actors in non-international armed conflicts from the existing sources. This book seriously challenges the Statecentric view of human rights by breaking the traditional perception of international human rights regime that applies only to State actors. This book shows the necessity in considering the capacity of de facto regimes of armed non-state actors to incur human rights obligations in order to protect individuals and groups, and regulate their daily lives in the control areas of these armed non-state actors. Further, this book proves the capacity of armed non-state actors for violating human rights as well as bearing human rights obligations in non-international armed conflicts. The degree of human rights obligations of armed non-state actors, especially regarding civil and political rights, as well as obligations towards some vulnerable groups, has been confirmed in this book. Nevertheless it is very difficult to impose human rights obligations on armed nonstate actors without relying on other international norms such as international humanitarian law and international criminal law in non-international armed conflicts since these bodies of law give more detailed provisions to regulate the specific issue. In addition, the success of the fulfillment of obligations in international norms by armed non-state actors mostly depends on their capacity, willingness and intentions, including the ideology of a specific group"--Back cover.
Based on author's thesis (doctoral)--Scuola superiore di studi universitari e di perfezionamento Sant'Anna di Pisa, 2014.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-299).
Formatted Contents Note
Non-international armed conflict and armed non-state actors in international law Applicability of international human rights law to armed non-state actors and origin of their obligations Applicability of international humanitarian law to armed non-state actors and origin of their obligations Practical interaction between human rights and humanitarian law Core substantial human rights obligations of ANSAs Substantial obligations of armed non-state actors towards some vulnerable groups Accountabilty of armed non-state actors for violations of international norms Enhancing compliance with international norms by armed non-state actors.
KZ6405.N66 P87 2016
Oisterwijk, The Netherlands : Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP),