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“Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and Disasters” released!

“Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and Disasters” released!

The Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters has been published. The volume – edited by the four coordinators of the international disaster law project – provides the first comprehensive review of the role played by international human rights law in the prevention and management of natural and technological disasters. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and offers a state-of-the-art overview of a significant topic within the field. In addition to focussing on the role of human rights obligations in disaster preparedness and response, the volume offers a broader perspective by examining how human rights law interacts with other legal regimes and by addressing the challenges facing humanitarian organizations. For more info, visit the publisher’s website. I you want to purchase a copy at a discounted price, click...

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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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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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