What kinds of human rights are commonly violated in an armed conflict?
Typically, an armed conflict will result in the violation of a wide range of human rights of civilians. The right to life will certainly be violated, as well as the right to liberty and security of person and often, the right not to be tortured. Probably there will be grave abuse of economic, social and cultural rights, for instance in the context of conflict-induced humanitarian emergency. What is more, armed conflict is often caused by and entails widespread discrimination – whether on racial, ethnic, religious or other grounds. Very often women and children will suffer disproportionately and will be specifically targeted for abuse and attack.