IDRL in Italy Report is Out

Posted by on May 25, 2015

IDRL Report

The IDL Project is proud to disseminate the Report:

IDRL in Italy: A Study on Strenghtening Legal Preparedness for International Disaster Reponse.


The Report was commissioned by the Italian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and prepared by dr. Mauro Gatti under the supervision of dr. Federico Casolari (coordinator of the Bologna unit of the IDL Project).


The Report, which is part of a wider study on the legal and policy frameworks of countries in the EU, acknowledges that Italy is often struck by catastrophes and has developed an effective response mechanism, but may require international assistance in case of particularly serious disasters. The analysis, published in the framework of the IFRC disaster law programme, seeks to identify the major obstacles that existing rules create for international cooperation in the event of disasters in Italy. It seeks also to point out solutions (mostly legislative ones) that may contribute to enhancing international cooperation in the response to disasters occurring in Italy.

The report can be downloaded from the IFRC website, either in English or Italian.