This monograph is dedicated to both theoretical and practical problems of joint application of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law norms in armed conflicts. Special emphasis is made on the contradictions between norms of both branches of International Law in the sphere of protection of right to life and right to liberty. Conclusions made by the author are based on the analysis of norms of International Law, practice of their application by international organizations and states, decisions of the International Court of Justice, The UN Human Rights Committee, The European Court of Human Rights, The Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, The African Commission on Human' and Peoples' Rights, international and mixed criminal courts and tribunals, as well as legal literature.
Theoretical inquiries of the author have continued since the first edition of the monograph has been published in 2015. In particular, an emphasis has been made on the possibilities of integration between norms of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, which derive from the structure of subjective public rights and can be deduced from relationship between derogation from human rights obligations and limitation of human rights. Economic, social and cultural rights in armed conflicts have been analyzed in more depth. Moreover, as practice of international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies is still continuing to develop, the new edition of the monograph takes into account all new decisions.
Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights made a contribution to the development of the theoretical conceptions describing relationship between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law by specifying direction to a wider application of human rights norms regulating right to life in armed conflicts. This article deals with three main directions of this development: firstly, the strengthening of examination in sphere of fulfillment by states of their negative obligations concerning right to life, secondly, specification of duties on preventive measures serving for protection of civil persons and objects, and, thirdly, enlargement of the scope of application of the obligation on prosecution of lethal cases in armed conflicts.