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The International Law of Disaster Relief

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Daniel A. Farber, Toshiya Ueki, Imogen Saunders, Emika Tokunaga, Claire Clement, Yukari Takamura, Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller, Catherine Gribbin, Ilario Maiolo, Catherine Shanahan Renshaw, Katie Sykes, Akiko Ito, Brian R. Israel, Paul Govind, Amelia Telec, Kentaro Nishimoto, Ibironke T. Odumosu-Ayanu, Dug Cubie
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  • Date Published: August 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107665606

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  • Disasters can strike often and with unexpected fury, resulting in devastating consequences for local populations that are insufficiently prepared and largely dependent upon foreign aid in the wake of such catastrophes. International law can play a significant role in the recovery after inevitable natural disasters; however, without clear legal frameworks, aid may be stopped, delayed, or even hijacked – placing the intended suffering recipients in critical condition. This edited volume brings together experts, emerging scholars, and practitioners in the field of international disaster law from North America, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia to analyze the evolution of international disaster law as a field that encompasses new ideas about human rights, sovereignty, and technology. Chapters focus on specific natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, Cyclone Nargis, and Typhoon Hainan in addition to volcanic and earthquake activity, wildfires, and desertification. This book begins a dialogue on the profound implications of the evolution of international law as a tool for disaster response.

    • Presents a comprehensive legal analysis of both state and non-state actors involved in disaster relief
    • Offers an international legal approach to disaster relief with contributions from leading and emerging experts from Japan, Canada, Australia, and the United States
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107665606
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Legal Theory of International Disaster Relief:
    1. International law and the disaster cycle Daniel A. Farber
    2. Natural disasters and the theory of international law Toshiya Ueki
    3. International disaster relief law and article 38(1)(c) of the statute of the international court of justice: the forgotten source of international law Imogen Saunders
    4. Evolution of international disaster response law: towards codification and progressive development of the law Emika Tokunaga
    Part II. The Law of International Disaster Relief: From Local to Global:
    5. International disaster response laws, rules, and principles: a pragmatic approach to strengthening international disaster response mechanisms Claire Clement
    6. Release of radioactive substances into the sea and international law: the Japanese experience in the course of nuclear disaster Yukari Takamura
    7. The international law of ninety-six hours: urban search and rescue teams and the current state of international disaster response law Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller
    Part III. The Right of Access to International Disaster Relief:
    8. Legal framework applicable to humanitarian actors responding to disasters in weak and fragile states Catherine Gribbin and Ilario Maiolo
    9. Disasters, despots, and gun-boat diplomacy Catherine Shanahan Renshaw
    10. Hunger without frontiers: the right to food and state obligations to migrants Katie Sykes
    11. Disasters, international law, and persons with disabilities Akiko Ito
    Part IV. Disaster Prevention and Relief: Anticipatory Responses from State Actors:
    12. Help from above: the role of international law in facilitating the use of outer space for disaster management Brian R. Israel
    13. Utilizing international climate-change-adaptation funding to reduce risks of natural disasters in the developing world Paul Govind
    14. Challenges to state sovereignty in the provision of international natural disaster relief Amelia Telec
    Part V. Disaster Prevention and Relief: Anticipatory Responses from NGOs:
    15. The role of international organizations in disaster response: a case study of recent earthquakes in Japan Kentaro Nishimoto
    16. International investment law and disasters: necessity, peoples, and the burden of (economic) emergencies Ibironke T. Odumosu-Ayanu
    17. Clarifying the acquis humanitaire: a transnational legal perspective on the internalization of humanitarian norms Dug Cubie.

  • Editors

    David D. Caron, King's College London
    David D. Caron is the Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London and the C. William Maxeiner Emeritus Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He currently serves as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Rule of Law, the US Department of State Advisory Committee on Public International Law, and the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law.

    Michael J. Kelly, Creighton University School of Law
    Michael J. Kelly is Associate Dean and a Professor of Law in the School of Law at Creighton University, Omaha. He is president of the US national chapter of L'Association Internationale du Droit Pénal, co-chair of the American Bar Association's Task Force on Internet Governance, and a member of the President's Advisory Committee on Global Engagement for the American Association of Law Schools. He is the author or co-author of four books and more than thirty articles and book chapters, and continues to serve as a contributing editor to the online legal newspaper Jurist.

    Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho School of Law
    Anastasia Telesetsky is an Associate Professor of Law in the College of Law at the University of Idaho, where she teaches public international law and international environmental law for the natural resources and environmental law program. She has expertise on climate-change-index insurance and food security and development. Her scholarship has been published in numerous American, European and Asian law reviews. She is a member of the international environmental law section of the American Society for International Law.


    Daniel A. Farber, Toshiya Ueki, Imogen Saunders, Emika Tokunaga, Claire Clement, Yukari Takamura, Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller, Catherine Gribbin, Ilario Maiolo, Catherine Shanahan Renshaw, Katie Sykes, Akiko Ito, Brian R. Israel, Paul Govind, Amelia Telec, Kentaro Nishimoto, Ibironke T. Odumosu-Ayanu, Dug Cubie

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