Publisher: University of Calabar

Observance of The Legal Protections For Women In Armed Conflicts: A Terrible Beauty

Ibrahim Abdullahi (frhd) Llb, Bl, Llm, Ph.d
KEYWORDS: OBSERVANCE OF THE LEGAL PROTECTIONS FOR WOMEN IN ARMED CONFLICTS: A TERRIBLE BEAUTY

ABSTRACT:

Modern armed conflicts are employed in a wide array of operations that range from peacetime riot control to outright international armed conflicts. Women fall among the vulnerable group in the society especially during period of armed conflicts. This paper focuses its attention on women and ex-rays the observance of the legal protection for women in armed conflicts, steps taken towards undertaking the protection, measures of the protection in terms of both international and non-international armed conflicts, its observance as well as the consequences of lack of observance.  The paper similarly assesses the state of knowledge and violations and notes that although there have been many developments in the legal parlance, the issue is not always moving in the right direction in terms of observance and thence a terrible beauty. 



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