The book identifies the main international concepts and rules that are of special relevance in disaster settings and critically analyses how they are implemented in such contexts. It shows that, although the crucial and growing importance of disaster response has resulted in a complex framework of international obligations, it is nonetheless guided by certain general principles/values. In particular, through an in-depth analysis of sovereignty, international cooperation and solidarity, and their manifestations in disaster contexts, the book assesses the concrete scope and nature of the obligations of the state affected by the disaster, and those of the international community, respectively. Considerable attention is devoted to the applicable legal framework governing disaster response in mixed situations of disaster and armed conflict, and to the main problems and operational challenges entailed by the involvement of foreign military personnel and assets in disaster response. The book's overall objective is to provide an authoritative overview of the development, core issues and challenges in international law with regard to disaster scenarios, and to serve as a valuable and comprehensive reference guide.
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Introduction Part I : International law and disaster response: the applicable legal framework The complex legal framework governing disaster response: a general overview The international legal framework applicable in mixed situations of disaster and armed conflict Part II : The role of the State hit by the disaster State sovereignty in disasters The legal framework Part III: International cooperation and solidarity in disasters International cooperation and solidarity in disaster response: a general introduction The role of international cooperation within the UN human rights treaty system International solidarity: from theory to practice. International cooperation and solidarity in disasters: whither international law? Part IV: Civil-military relations in disaster contexts Civil-military relations in disaster contexts General conclusions Index.
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