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Emanuele Sommario’s chapter on International Law and disaster resilience

Emanuele Sommario’s chapter on International Law and disaster resilience

Emanuele Sommario has just published “One law to bind them all: International law and disaster resilience”, in Alexia Herwig & Marta Simoncini (Eds.), Law and the Management of Disasters: The Challenge of Resilience, Routledge, 2016. The chapter stakes stock of the previous contributions in the book, and tries to highlight some trends and topics that are common to many of them. In doing so, it identifies the role of States as the main actors tasked with guaranteeing effective disaster management mechanisms and tools, and assesses how international law is trying to shape State obligations in this area, with a view to making communities more resilient to disastrous events. More information on the volume can be found here....

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Giulio Bartolini’s post on the EJIL: Talk! blog

Giulio Bartolini’s post on the EJIL: Talk! blog

Giulio Bartolini has published a post on the blog of the European Journal of International Law, where he describes the work of the International Law Commission on the topic of the “Protection of Persons in the Event of Disaster”, and the possibility that the recently adopted Draft Articles might serve as a basis for the adoption of an international treaty on disaster prevention and response.  The post can be accessed here....

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Agreement between Governments of Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Cooperation in Delivery of Assistance for Emergency Liquidation

Article 7 – Terms for Crossing State Frontiers by Disaster Units and Mode of Their Stay in the State Territory of the Requesting Party. 1. Members of disaster units shall cross the state frontier of the requesting Party or a transit state by valid documents recognized by the state of the requesting Party and transit state through agreed check points open for international communication. The head of the unit shall have a list of disaster unit members and a document verifying his authorities issued by competent authorities of the supplying Party. 2. The procedure for transit of cynological units across the border and their stay in the state territory of the requesting Party shall be defined in accordance with quarantine rules effective in the state territory of the requesting Party. 3. Members of disaster units shall have the duty to comply with the legislation of the state during their stay in the state territory of the requesting Party. Hence they shall be under the jurisdiction of the state of the supplying Party in terms of insurance and labor legislation as well as related matters. 4. The transfer of disaster units, their equipment, communication materials and relief cargoes shall be made by motor, railway, water or air transport. 5. The procedure for the use of above types of transport for transfer of disaster units, their equipment and supply materials shall be defined by competent authorities by the...

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Agreement between Governments of Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Cooperation in Delivery of Assistance for Emergency Liquidation

Article 4 – Types of Assistance Assistance in emergency liquidation shall be delivered by sending disaster units and supply materials or in other requested form.

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Agreement between Governments of Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Cooperation in Delivery of Assistance for Emergency Liquidation

Article 3 – Request for Assistance and Exchange of Information 1. The authorities that send requests for assistances shall be the Parties. 2. Assistance shall be delivered upon a written request specifying place, time, nature, scale and current state of emergency as well as the priorities of requested assistance. 3. The supplying Party shall in the shortest possible time review the request of the requesting Party and inform it of types and volume as well as conditions for delivery of assistance. Should it be impossible to deliver assistance, the information shall be immediately supplied to the requesting Party. 4. Each of the Parties shall take all the necessary measures to prevent dissemination of emergency occurred in its state territory to the state territory of other Parties. Should the threat of such dissemination occur and it would be impossible to prevent it with its own efforts, the Party shall immediately inform other concerned Parties thereof and, if necessary, may send a request for assistance in line with this Agreement. 5. The data referred to in item 2 thereof shall be regularly updated to reflect latest events and changes in the scene of...

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