Essay On International Humanitarian Law

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International human rights law (HRL) is applicable during times of peace; and International humanitarian law (IHL) is applicable during time of armed conflict, war, and occupation. These two laws are founded to complete each other and both are part of international law which recognizes relations between states. International human rights law and international humanitarian law are applicable in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, but Israel is trying to evade its responsibility in the application of them and violate them. International human rights law aims to protect the fundamental rights of individuals and groups from violations. It depends on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in1948, also there…show more content…
Palestine is an occupied territory, and Israeli is an occupying power in this case the international humanitarian law has to recognize the relation between them. Israel signed in the Geneva conventions which are linked to the International humanitarian law, but it does not respect or follow it. For example, article 53 in the fourth Geneva convention says ” Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons, or to the State, or to other public authorities, or to social or cooperative organizations, is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations” . This right prohibits any destruction from the occupying power towards the occupied individual or the republic. Israel violates this convention and the International humanitarian law by constructing the wall in the occupied Palestinian territory. This wall considered as a form of racial discrimination which is against humanity. Also this wall destructed the Palestinian’s property and homes which are in the Palestinian territory. Moreover, UN criminalized the construction of the wall and the advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice demonstrates the illegality of the Israeli construction of the wall in the Occupied

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