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New Post on the Protection of Displaced Persons in the Event of Disasters is Out

Dr. Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani – IDLP coordinator – published a post on the Italian Society of International Law blog (SIDIblog) regarding the protection of displaced persons in the event of a disaster. The post focuses on the recent earthquake which affected Nepal and the protection they are receiving or might receive in accordance with existing rules of international law. The article can be accessed...

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IDRL in Italy Report is Out

IDRL in Italy Report is Out

The IDL Project is proud to disseminate the Report: IDRL in Italy: A Study on Strenghtening Legal Preparedness for International Disaster Reponse. . The Report was commissioned by the Italian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and prepared by dr. Mauro Gatti under the supervision of dr. Federico Casolari (coordinator of the Bologna unit of the IDL Project). . The Report, which is part of a wider study on the legal and policy frameworks of countries in the EU, acknowledges that Italy is often struck by catastrophes and has developed an effective response mechanism, but may require international assistance in case of particularly serious disasters. The analysis, published in the framework of the IFRC disaster law programme, seeks to identify the major obstacles that existing rules create for international cooperation in the event of disasters in Italy. It seeks also to point out solutions (mostly legislative ones) that may contribute to enhancing international cooperation in the response to disasters occurring in Italy. The report can be downloaded from the IFRC website, either...

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Post on the International Response to the Nepal Earthquake Published

Post on the International Response to the Nepal Earthquake Published

  The SIDI Blog, i.e. the Blog of the Italian Society of International law, hosted Emanuele Sommario‘s  post on the international response to the Nepal earthquake. The post (in Italian) can be...

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Sant’Anna Workshop on Legal and Institutional Aspects concerning the Notion of Risk

Sant’Anna Workshop on Legal and Institutional Aspects concerning the Notion of Risk

On 13 May 2015 at 2 pm a workshop entitled “Dalla regolazione dell’emergenza alla regolazione del rischio: una prospettiva giuridica ed istituzionale” will take place in the Aula Magna Storica of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. The workshop, co-hosted by the Disaster Law Project, the Sant’Anna DIRPOLIS Institute and the IUSS (Istituto Superiore di Studi Superiori) of Pavia, will discuss the notion of risk from a interdisciplinary viewpoint. In particular,  Emanuele Sommario – IDLP unit coordinator –  will address the public with a presentation entitled “La definizione di ‘disastro’ nei lavori della Commissione del diritto internazionale: verso l’esclusione del ‘rischio di disastro’?” (The notion of disaster in the work of the International Law Commission: towards the exclusion of the ‘risk of disaster’?). The agenda of the workshop can be downloaded...

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NORDIC MUTUAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH RADIATION ACCIDENTS

Article VII Use of Information   An Assisting Party shall not make any public statement concerning the incident, nor communicate any information obtained by it under this Agreement, except with the consent of the Requesting State.

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