War, Conflict and Human Rights is an innovative inter-disciplinary textbook, combining aspects of law, politics and conflict analysis to examine the relationship between human rights and armed conflict.
This third edition has been fully revised and updated, and contains a completely new chapter on business, conflict and human rights. Making use of both theoretical and practical approaches, the authors:
examine the tensions and complementarities between protection of human rights and resolution of conflict - the competing political demands and the challenges posed by internal armed conflict and the increasing role of nonstate actors, including corporations, in armed conflicts;
explore the scope and effects of human rights violations in contemporary armed conflicts, such as in Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the former Yugoslavia;
assess the legal and institutional accountability mechanisms developed in the wake of armed conflict to punish violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law such as the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, hybrid or internationalized tribunals and the International Criminal Court;
discuss continuing and emergent global trends and challenges in the fields of human rights and conflict analysis.
This volume will be essential reading for students of war and conflict studies, human rights and international humanitarian law, and highly recommended for students of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, international security, transitional justice and international relations generally.
Chandra Lekha Sriram is Professor of International Law and International Relations and Director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at the University of East London, UK. Olga Martin-Ortega is Reader in Public International Law at the University of Greenwich, UK. Johanna Herman is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at the University of East London, UK
Part 1: War and Human Rights: Critical Issues 1. The Interplay Between War and Human Rights 2. Conflict: Fundamentals and Debates 3. Human Rights: History and Debates 4. Humanitarian and Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict 5. Nonstate Actors and International Humanitarian and International Human Rights Law 6. Business, Conflict and Human Rights Part 2: Contemporary Conflict: Critical Cases 7. The Former Yugoslavia 8. Sierra Leone 9. The Democratic Republic of Congo 10. Sudan Part 3: Building Peace and Seeking Accountability: Recent Mechanisms and Institutions 11. Ad Hoc Tribunals 12. Enforcing Human Rights Transnationally 13. Hybrid Tribunals 14. The International Criminal Court 15. Enduring and Emergent Challenges and Opportunities