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dc.contributor.authorBreakey, Hugh
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:02:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:02:55Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-18T00:32:38Z
dc.identifier.issn18759858
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/1875984X-00403003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47888
dc.description.abstractIn the international context, human rights are rarely secured by the black letter of law, but rather by the soft laws, political policies and moral prescriptions of protection norms . Two key international protection norms are the well-established Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (PoC) and - recently added in the last decade - the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP). Yet there is substantial confusion about the specific nature of these two norms, their relationship to one another, and their relationship to the human rights that are held to ground and shape each of them. These questions are complex not merely because there are several distinct PoC norms, nor because all these norms differ one from another. The complexity arises because the relevant differences apply to separate dimensions of each norm. In this way it is possible for a norm to be in one sense narrower than another, yet in another sense to be deeper, and in distinct further senses to be both broader and weaker. With such intricacies in mind, this paper develops a five-dimensional rights-based analysis of norms and uses it to differentiate RtoP from three separate PoC norms, and to illustrate the distinct ways each protection norm provides multi-layered rights protection.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMartinus Nijhoff Publishers
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom309
dc.relation.ispartofpageto333
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Responsibility to Protect
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Law (excl. International Trade Law)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEthical Theory
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180116
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode220305
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleProtection Norms and Human Rights: A Rights-Based Analysis of the Responsibility to Protect and the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Law
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorBreakey, Hugh E.


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