Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook

Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook

How to document and respond to potential violations of the right to life within the international system for the protection of human rights

By Kate Thompson and Camille Giffard

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Table of Contents - Search - Part I: Essential Reading - Part II: Identifying a Potential Violation - Part III: How to Document Allegations of Unlawful Killings - Part IV: Responding to the Information Collected - Part V: Where can you Seek Further Help? - Appendices
II. Identifying a Potential Violation: section links...
1. Introduction - 2. Legal Context - 3. The Right to Life - 4. Patterns of Violation - 5. Is There a Violation? - Summary of Part II

PART II - IDENTIFYING A POTENTIAL VIOLATION

1. Introduction

2. Legal Context

2.1. Human rights law

2.2. International Law of Armed Conflict

2.3. Individual criminal responsibility under international law

3. The Right to Life

3.1. Prohibition of arbitrary killing

3.2. Obligation to protect the right to life

3.3. Obligation to conduct an effective investigation

3.4. Obligation to provide an effective domestic remedy

3.5. Enforced disappearances as a violation of the right to life

4. Patterns of Violation

5. Is There a Violation?

Summary of Part II

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Handbook links: website home page
Table of Contents - Search - Part I: Essential Reading - Part II: Identifying a Potential Violation - Part III: How to Document Allegations of Unlawful Killings - Part IV: Responding to the Information Collected - Part V: Where can you Seek Further Help? - Appendices
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