The starting point of human rights law is the right of the individual, including the right not to be arbitrarily killed. The international law of armed conflict, which is very much older in its origins than human rights law, starts from totally different premises. The soldier has the right to kill another soldier
O'Connell, Mary Ellen
"When Is A War Not A War? The Myth Of The Global War On Terror,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 12
, Article 10.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol12/iss2/10