Human Rights and Humanitarian Standards in Disaster Settings, Article Published on Global Jurist

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020

Emanuele Sommario, Mariagrazia Alabrese and Francesca Spagnuolo have published an article on the latest issue of Global Jurist,  titled “Feeding the Hungry, Quenching the thirsty”: Shaping the Rights to Food and Water in Disaster Settings through Humanitarian Standards.

The article examines the scope of State obligations under international human rights law to secure sufficient amounts of adequate food and water in disaster settings. After assessing if and to what extent the exercise of such rights can be restricted in the wake of a major disaster, the focus of the analysis shifts to the core content of State obligations, which are explored in the light of commonly accepted humanitarian standards. Lastly, the relationship between the obligation to ensure access to a minimum essential amount of food and water and the non-derogable right to life is examined.