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International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research

2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A

Critically assessing the necessity of international humanitarian law, human right law and international criminal law in the protection of women during armed conflict


Author(s): Nana Charles Nguindip and Fon Fielding Forsuh

Abstract: Women as a minority group are understandably and predictably strongly affected by armed conflict. This negative experience becomes very precarious for these women in situations where they are highly affected from the abuse and traumas emanating from the outcome of war especially those countries plague by the disaster of armed conflict. The objective of this paper is in examining the role and place of international humanitarian law, human right law and even criminal law in the protection and treatment of women in armed conflict. That the absent of one does not automatically mean the failure of the other since both laws has to complement each other for a better protection. In order in arriving at a safe and effective protection of these women who suffered from the adverse effect of armed conflict, it is worthy in noting that though these laws varies from each other depending on the circumstances of protection. The continuous increase of abuses, rape, exploitation and even violations of women rights during armed conflict creates a vivid image in the mind of the international community as to the efficiency of protectin women in armed conflict. The main question addressed, through the comparative study of the three legal frameworks, will concern the compatibility and complementarities of the three regimes but also their responsiveness and adequacy for current humanitarian crises. Do the three regimes award similar or contradictory rights? Do they result in the creation of legal gaps? Or do they simply follow radically different orientations?

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Nana Charles Nguindip, Fon Fielding Forsuh. Critically assessing the necessity of international humanitarian law, human right law and international criminal law in the protection of women during armed conflict. Int J Civ Law Legal Res 2022;2(1):32-38.
International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research