World war I and human rights

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


2015, Vol. 1. №1(1)

World war I and human rights

About the author:

Anatoliy S. Shaburov, Dr. Sci. (Jur.), Professor, Honorary Figure of Russian Higher Education, Department of Theory of State and Law, Ural State Law University (Yekaterinburg);


The article describes human rights as the vital social value that reflects the main moral and humanistic principles. It analyses the international conventions in force, that establish the basic laws and customs of war, as well as the acts that state the impermissibility of certain methods that violate basic human rights, as well as the use of such methods during armed conflicts. The author analyzes various sources to demonstrate the facts and forms of human rights violation by the belligerents during World War I. The legal and humanistic evaluation of such acts is given according to the fundamental norms of international law. The article contains the comparative analysis of human rights violation during the First and Second World Wars. It is highlighted that the world community, political leaders, and international organizations should strengthen their actions to prevent the said violations in the current situation. The author also emphasizes the necessity of the international legal order based on human rights recognition and protection. 


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