Book Research handbook on disasters and international law / edited by Susan C. Breau, Katja L.H. Samuel.
Associated Name: Breau, Susan Carolyn, 1955- editor.
Associated Name: Samuel, Katja, editor.
Publication year: 
Call Number K1980 .R47 2016
Media class: Book
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ;Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781784717391 1784717398
Series title: Research handbooks in international law
Extent: xlvii, 548 pages ; 26 cm.
"International law's role in governing disasters is undergoing a formative period in its development and reach, in parallel with concerted efforts by the international community to respond more effectively to the increasing number and intensity of disasters across the world. This handbook examines a broad range of legal regimes directly and indirectly relevant to disaster prevention, mitigation and reconstruction across a spectrum of natural and manmade disasters, including armed conflict. The editors take a broad, encompassing approach to the concept of disaster, concluding that a new corpus of international disaster law may be emerging. Key contributions interweave a number of key themes from an international law perspective across a wide range of discrete topics as diverse as water, food and energy security, dispute settlement, protection of vulnerable groups, cyber terrorism, international criminal law, climate change migration and international economics and trade law. This comprehensive study makes an important contribution to international law scholarship governing disasters, which in the past has largely focused on disaster response and relief law."--
Introduction / Susan C. Breau and Katja L.H. Samuel -- Part I. Key concepts, definitions and legal framework -- Global capitalism and the crisis of the public interest--sleepwalking into disaster / Christopher Newdick -- Closing 'the yawning gap'? International disaster response law at fifteen / Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller -- Responses by states / Susan C. Breau -- Human rights and natural disasters / Kristian Cedervall Lauta -- Adverse human agency and disasters : a role for international criminal law? / Evelyne Schmid -- The international humanitarian law framework for humanitarian relief during armed conflicts and complex emergencies / Tilman Rodenhäuser and Gilles Giacca -- Disasters, international environmental law and the Anthropocene / Tim Stephens -- Sustainable development and disasters / Tahmina Karimova -- Disasters and international trade and investment law -- the state's regulatory autonomy between risk protection and exception justification / Leïla Choukroune -- Responses by private corporations / Stefano Silingardi -- Part II. Preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters -- An evolving role for law and policy in addressing food security before, during and after a disaster / Anastasia Telesetsky -- Security implications of conflicts, crises and disasters in the international energy industry : legal and policy considerations / Tade Oyewunmi -- Water security / Hà Lê Phan and Inga T. Winkler -- Tackling water contamination : development, human rights and disaster risk reduction / Marie Aronsson-Storrier and Haythem Salama -- The International law of wildfires / Michael Eburn -- Displacement in the context of disasters and adverse effects of climate change / Walter Kälin and Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat -- The protection of vulnerable groups / Mary Crock -- Disasters caused in cyberspace / James A. Green -- National contingency planning / Simon Whitbourn -- A duty of solidarity? The International Law Commission's draft
articles and the right to offer assistance in disasters / Thérèse O'Donnell and Craig Allan -- Building resilience in post-conflict disaster contexts : children and transitional justice / Alison Bisset -- Dispute settlement in the aftermath of disasters / Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne.