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Claudia Morini publishes chapter on regional response to disasters

Claudia Morini publishes chapter on regional response to disasters

Claudia Morini has published a chapter titled “Regional Mechanisms in the Field of Disaster Risk Management: An Overview of American and Asian Experiences”, in E. Triggiani, F. Cherubini, I. Ingravallo, E. Nalin, R. Virzo (eds.), Dialoghi con Ugo Villani, Cacucci Editore, 2017. The chapter offers an overview on the mechanisms developed  in the American and Asian continents to facilitate cross-border cooperation in the areas of disaster prevention, disaster preparedness, disaster response and post-disaster...

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New article by Giulio Bartolini

New article by Giulio Bartolini

Giulio Bartolini has just published an article on the latest number of the Rivista di Diritto Internazionale (3/2017, 677 – 718), titled ‘Il progetto di articoli della Commissione del diritto internazionale sulla « Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters»’ (‘The International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters’)....

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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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