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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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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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Eduardo Valencia-Ospina pays visit to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (18/06/2015)

Eduardo Valencia-Ospina pays visit to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (18/06/2015)

On 18 June 2015, Eduardo Valencia-Ospina – the International Law Commission’s Special Rapporteur on the issue of Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters – delivered a seminar at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. He provided participants with an insight in the ILC’s work on this subject, highlighting the salient features of the Draft Articles which were recently adopted by the Commission.  The event’s poster is available...

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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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