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Victims of natural disaster and the right to humanitarian assistance: A practitioner's view


A number of authors, notably Hardcastle and Chua writing in this issue of the Review, have recently argued the case for either the existence of an international legal right to humanitarian assistance or the need to speedily establish such a right.

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1 Rohan J. Hardcastle and Adrian T. L. Chua, “Humanitarian Assistance: towards a right of access to victims of natural disasters”, supra, p. 589

2 “Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in disaster relief”, reprinted in IRRC, No. 310, January-February 1996, p. 119. See also http://www.ifrc/pubs/code.

3 “The Sphere Project — Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards”,

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International Review of the Red Cross (1961 - 1997)
  • ISSN: 0020-8604
  • EISSN: 2059-9218
  • URL: /core/journals/international-review-of-the-red-cross-1961-1997
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