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Practitioners’ Guide to Human Rights in Armed Conflict

18 January 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Chatham House, London


Daragh Murray, Director, Human Rights Centre Clinic, University of Essex
Dapo Akande, Yamani Fellow, St. Peter's College, University of Oxford
Charles Garraway, Fellow, University of Essex
Françoise Hampson, Professor, University of Essex
Noam Lubell, Professor, University of Essex
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Distinguished Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House



The British government recently announced that it will protect its armed forces by 'introducing a presumption to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights'. There has never been greater need for guidance on the relationship between international human rights law and international humanitarian law. While this subject has been dealt with extensively in academic literature, there has been little guidance from a practical viewpoint: which human rights provisions apply, in what situations do they apply, and how do they relate in practice to the application of the law of armed conflict?

The book that will be launched at this event, written by Daragh Murray, with consultant editors Dapo Akande, Charles Garraway, Françoise Hampson, Noam Lubell and Elizabeth Wilmshurst, provides guidance for the armed forces and practitioners. At this event, the book’s contributors will discuss the concepts dealt with in the book, the practical application of the law, and the possible implications of the recent government statement.  

Click here for more information on the Practitioners' Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception.