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Giulio Bartolini Lectures at the EU Red Cross IDRL Training and Workshop

Giulio Bartolini Lectures at the EU Red Cross IDRL Training and Workshop

Brussels, 28 June 2016 The ‘Training and Dialogue on Law and Legal Issues in International Disaster Response at the Global and European Levels‘ was held at the Red Cross EU Office on 28 June 2016, jointly organized by the IFRC and the Red Cross EU Office. The workshop provided an overview of current international disaster response laws, rules and principles, as well as some of the regulatory challenges faced in the context of international response. In the morning, the focus was mainly on international disaster response with examples from recent humanitarian contexts. This was followed by short presentations and deeper discussions around the latest relevant developments at the European level, including examples from EU Member States on their work on legal preparedness. Among other morning remarks, Prof. Giulio Bartolini – of the Roma Tre IDLP Unit – introduced the participants to the International Law Commission Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters. The training and dialogue was meant to high-level EU, UN, NGOs and other organizations’ personnel based in Brussels. Notably, it profited of the participation of personnel of the EU Parliament, DG ECHO, EEAS, WHO, UNOCHA, ICRC, IFRC and national Red Cross...

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Apply to the IV Edition of the International Disaster Law Course!

Apply to the IV Edition of the International Disaster Law Course!

4th Annual International Disaster Law Course Sanremo – 12-16 June 2017 Following a consolidated tradition, the IDLP is happy to announce the dates and venue of the 4th Annual International Disaster Law Course. The 2017 Edition of the Course will take place in Sanremo, Italy from 12 to 16 June. Organized and managed jointly by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) of Sanremo and the Disaster Law Programme of the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), the Course will be directed by Isabelle Granger (Global Legislative Advocacy Coordinator, IFRC), Lucia Cipullo (IFRC Disaster Law Programme), and the IDLP Coordinating Team. The course enjoys the support of the Italian Red Cross and the EU Jean Monnet Module on “International and European Disaster Law” of Roma Tre University. This year’s faculty will again include Dr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina (Special Rapporteur of the International Law Commission on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters), Professor Walter Kälin (former Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons and Special Envoy of the Nansen Initiative), along with other distinguished speakers from academia and key international organizations. The Course will adopt a mixed methodology, including lectures, practical exercises and group works, providing a dynamic and tailored learning environment for graduate and post-graduate students (in the areas of law, humanitarian or development studies, international relations) as well as disaster management and humanitarian practitioners from governments, international and regional organizations, NGOs and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. This year’s registration deadline is 26 May 2017. A maximum of 35 participants will be admitted. For any information on the application process, please refer to the IIHL...

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International Conference on Human Rights and Disasters

International Conference on Human Rights and Disasters

International Conference The Protection of Persons in Times of Disasters: International and European Perspectives Rome, 3-4 March 2016 The conference is based on the undeniable acknowledgment that natural and technological disasters are rapidly increasing in frequency and severity, thus losing their nature of exceptional events. As a consequence, it has come to be recognized that the problems posed by these phenomena are not just of a humanitarian character but concern the respect and protection of human rights in wider terms. A plethora of soft law instruments concerning the rights of disaster victims have been adopted at global and regional level, while human rights treaty monitoring bodies are producing an ever growing body of case law dealing with State obligations in disaster prevention and management activities. The conference aims at providing a comprehensive assessment of the main legal issues concerning the application of international human rights law in disaster situations and a reflection on its role in shaping the obligations of States and of other actors involved. A specific session will be devoted to the legal challenges posed by disaster-induced displacement. Speakers will include distinguished academics, including former UN Special Representative for the Protection of IDPs Walter Kaelin, and practitioners. Organized by Uninettuno University and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, under the scientific coordination of Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani and Emanuele Sommario, the event will take place at the premises of the Information Office of the European Parliament in Rome, located in via IV Novembre 149. The conference enjoys the patronage of the Italian Branch of the International Law Association and  the generous contribution of  Spazio Europa – Information Office of the European Parliament in Rome, gratefully acknowledged. Participation is free, but registration is required due to space constraints. Please send an email with your name and affiliation to a.riccardi@alumni.sssup.it. Download the Conference poster here and the Conference flyer here. Here are some pics taken at the conference:...

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Read the Report of the Expert Meeting on the ILC Draft Articles

Read the Report of the Expert Meeting on the ILC Draft Articles

The Report of the Roma Tre University Expert Meeting on the ILC’s Draft Artciles on the protection of persons in the event of disasters adopted in first reading in 2014 has just been published as IDL Working Paper 3 (2015). The Report summarizes the presentations and discussions in which a group of experts from international organizations, academia, governments and civil society engaged during a two-day meeting at the Law Department of the Roma Tre University. The idea underlying the meeting was to facilitate an open debate with relevant stakeholders and external experts at a critical moment for the ILC’s Project, in anticipation of the second reading. Enjoy the vibrant discussions among high-level representatives of the main humanitarian organizations involved in the area and of renowned scholars by downloading for free the Report...

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Culture on the Move – Conference @ Brunel Law School (29/05/2015)

On 29 May 2015 dr. Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani – IDLP coordinator – participates in the Day Conference “Culture on the Move: Migration, Living Traditions and Cultural Heritage Protection” organized by the Law School of the Brunel University. She will present a paper entitled “Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Small Island Developing States’ Communities Displaced by Slow-onset Disasters”. The agenda of the Conference can be accessed...

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