Breaking Imaginary Barriers: Obligations of Armed Non-State Actors Under General Human Rights Law – The Case of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

@article{Yun2014BreakingIB,
  title={Breaking Imaginary Barriers: Obligations of Armed Non-State Actors Under General Human Rights Law – The Case of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child},
  author={Seira Yun},
  journal={Journal of international humanitarian legal studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={5},
  pages={213-257}
}
  • Seira Yun
  • Published 10 January 2014
  • Political Science, Law
  • Journal of international humanitarian legal studies
This paper seeks to clarify the confusions regarding the relationships between international human rights law and international humanitarian law, the principle of equality of belligerents, and the use of the term “should” in treaties. For this purpose, it examines, as a case study, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, on which doctrine is divided whether Article 4(1) thereof is binding on armed non-State actors… 

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