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Humanitarian Action: Global, Regional and Domestic Legal Responses

Edited by: Andrej Zwitter, Christopher K. Lamont, Hans-Joachim Heintze, Joost Herman

ISBN13: 9781107053533
Published: November 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



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The laws governing humanitarian action stand at the intersection of several fields of international law, regional agreements, soft law and domestic law. Through in-depth case studies and analysis, expert scholars and practitioners come together to offer an interdisciplinary approach, which includes contributions from legal policy, international relations and philosophical perspectives. Providing invaluable overviews and insights, this collection of essays sheds light on the subject and makes sense of the various elements involved to elucidate the foundations of the different approaches by the different levels of humanitarian law and policy.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Foreword
Introduction Andrej Zwitter, Christopher K. Lamont, Hans-Joachim Heintze and Joost Herman

Part I:
1. International law and humanitarian space in the 21st century: challenged relationships Joost Herman
2. The perils of Dunantism: the need for a rights-based approach to humanitarianism Dirk Salomons
3. A humanitarian crisis: reframing the legal framework on humanitarian assistance Emilie Kuijt
4. The utility and limits of legal mandate: humanitarian assistance, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and mandate ambiguity Rotem Giladi
5. Issues of state consent and international humanitarian assistance in disasters: the work of the International Law Commission Sridhar Patnaik Dabiru
6. United Nations involvement in humanitarian assistance: competences of the Security Council to face today's obstructions Heike Montag
7. International norms informing domestic disaster response schemes Heike Spieker
8. A duty to accept humanitarian assistance under the ICESCR Stefanie Jansen-Wilhelm
9. Regional human rights regimes and humanitarian obligations of states in the event of disaster Marlies Hesselman
10. Assessing the complex normative pluralism in humanitarian crises: do local norms matter? Joris Kocken

Part II:
11. Thou shall not ... misappropriate humanitarian aid - on European Union humanitarian aid and the fight against corruption Morten Broberg
12. Developments in African disaster response law and the African Union: a view from the field Sanne Boswijk
13. Humanitarian assistance and the right to water: an ASEAN region perspective Diana Philip
14. Indonesian compliance and its effective implementation of international norms on disaster response Heribertus Jaka Triyana
15. Enforcing aid in Myanmar: state responsibility and humanitarian aid provision Andrej Zwitter and Christopher Lamont
16. The regionalization of humanitarian action: the role of the OAS Abel Knottnerus
17. Providing relief in times of war: the role of the ICRC in the Colombian conflict during the Uribe administration (2002-2010) Sandra Borda
18. Humanitarian assistance and failed states: still an issue of sovereignty? The case study of Haiti Hans-Joachim Heintze
19. Principles of neutrality and impartiality of humanitarian action in the aftermath of the 2011 Libyan conflict Kubo Macak

Conclusion Andrej Zwitter, Christopher K. Lamont, Hans-Joachim Heintze and Joost Herman.