The Legal Frameworks Applicable to Violence Against Women

  • Elisabeth Veronika Henn
Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 280)


When taking a structural approach to State responsibility for all kinds of violence against women both in peacetime and in conflict-settings, the first question to be solved relates to the applicable law. While it is historical to claim that international humanitarian rules (hereafter IHL) are the only international norms that apply during armed conflicts, today’s concerns focus on the relationship between the different branches of law. Concerning State responsibility for violence against women, the potential norm conflict emerges between different provisions encompassed by IHL and human rights law.

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© Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., to be exercised by Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Heidelberg 2018 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Veronika Henn
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  1. 1.University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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