Gender, Conflict and International Humanitarian Law: A Critique of the "Principle of Distinction"

TitleGender, Conflict and International Humanitarian Law: A Critique of the "Principle of Distinction"
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsOrly, Stern
PublisherRoutledge
CityLondon
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This book conducts a gendered critique of the ‘principle of distinction’ in international humanitarian law (IHL), with a focus on recent conflicts in Africa. Using women’s participation in ‘new wars’ in Africa as a study, this volume critically examines the principle through a gendered lens, questioning the extent to which the principle serves to protect women in modern conflicts and how it fails them. By doing so, it questions whether the principle of distinction is suitable to effectively regulate the conduct of hostilities in new wars. [WorldCat]

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