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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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IDLP Newsletter 4 (August 2016) is out now!

IDLP Newsletter 4 (August 2016) is out now!

The fourth issue of the International Disaster Law (IDL) Project Newsletter is out now. Published two times a year, this Newsletter aims first to present the research and training activities carried out by the IDL Project members, and their planned future activities. The Newsletter also includes a short survey on major developments occurred in the IDL domain at universal and regional level, as well as a selection of new IDL publications. In particular, this issue makes reference to the work of the International Law Commission, which has finalized the text of the Draft Articles on the Protection of persons in the event of disaster. Hoping you enjoy this Newsletter, and welcoming any feedback, we wish you a nice summer. Warm Regards, Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani Giulio Bartolini Federico Casolari Emanuele...

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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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International Conference on Human Rights and Disasters

International Conference on Human Rights and Disasters

International Conference The Protection of Persons in Times of Disasters: International and European Perspectives Rome, 3-4 March 2016 The conference is based on the undeniable acknowledgment that natural and technological disasters are rapidly increasing in frequency and severity, thus losing their nature of exceptional events. As a consequence, it has come to be recognized that the problems posed by these phenomena are not just of a humanitarian character but concern the respect and protection of human rights in wider terms. A plethora of soft law instruments concerning the rights of disaster victims have been adopted at global and regional level, while human rights treaty monitoring bodies are producing an ever growing body of case law dealing with State obligations in disaster prevention and management activities. The conference aims at providing a comprehensive assessment of the main legal issues concerning the application of international human rights law in disaster situations and a reflection on its role in shaping the obligations of States and of other actors involved. A specific session will be devoted to the legal challenges posed by disaster-induced displacement. Speakers will include distinguished academics, including former UN Special Representative for the Protection of IDPs Walter Kaelin, and practitioners. Organized by Uninettuno University and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, under the scientific coordination of Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani and Emanuele Sommario, the event will take place at the premises of the Information Office of the European Parliament in Rome, located in via IV Novembre 149. The conference enjoys the patronage of the Italian Branch of the International Law Association and  the generous contribution of  Spazio Europa – Information Office of the European Parliament in Rome, gratefully acknowledged. Participation is free, but registration is required due to space constraints. Please send an email with your name and affiliation to a.riccardi@alumni.sssup.it. Download the Conference poster here and the Conference flyer here. Here are some pics taken at the conference:...

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