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Accepting assistance in the aftermath of disasters : standards for states under international law, Stefanie Jansen-Wilhelm

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Accepting assistance in the aftermath of disasters : standards for states under international law
Title
Accepting assistance in the aftermath of disasters
Title remainder
standards for states under international law
Statement of responsibility
Stefanie Jansen-Wilhelm
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Language
eng
Summary
Disasters have a devastating effect on the lives of people. The occurrence of a disaster can kill thousands in an instance, injure many others, damage homes and destroy livelihoods. It is of essential importance that the response to a disaster is as effective and adequate as possible to limit and alleviate the suffering of disaster survivors. To this end, affected states can make use of offers of humanitarian assistance made by other states, international (humanitarian) organisations and NGOs. Such international assistance is vital for the effective response to a disaster when the affected state is unable (or unwilling) to respond adequately. When in such cases the affected state refuses to accept international humanitarian assistance, the disaster survivors suffer the consequences.Within public international law there are no legally binding instruments dealing explicitly with the obligations of states in the aftermath of disasters. Rather, a variety of sources can be used as pieces of a puzzle determining to what extent states have an obligation to accept international humanitarian assistance in disaster settings. In the first part of this book, these pieces of the puzzle are put together to create a legal framework explaining the steps an affected state must take in seeking and accepting humanitarian assistance. It becomes clear from the application of this framework that detail is lacking to make the framework of practical use. The needs which disaster survivors are usually deprived of (shelter, food, water and access to basic healthcare) are laid down as human rights in the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The second part of the book will use this human rights instrument to concretise the legal framework, as such setting standards determining when an affected state must accept international humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a disaster
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1983-
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Jansen-Wilhelm, Stefanie
Index
index present
LC call number
K1980
LC item number
.J36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
School of Human Rights Research series
Series volume
69
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  • Disaster relief
  • Disaster relief
  • Humanitarian assistance
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Accepting assistance in the aftermath of disasters : standards for states under international law, Stefanie Jansen-Wilhelm
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Disaster response and international humanitarian assistance : background and legal framework -- Practical application of the rules on international humanitarian assistance in response to disasters -- The content and meaning of Article 2(1) ICESCR -- Applying the ICESCR on disaster situations : specific obligations
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780685076
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(ebook)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
Label
Accepting assistance in the aftermath of disasters : standards for states under international law, Stefanie Jansen-Wilhelm
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jan 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disaster response and international humanitarian assistance : background and legal framework -- Practical application of the rules on international humanitarian assistance in response to disasters -- The content and meaning of Article 2(1) ICESCR -- Applying the ICESCR on disaster situations : specific obligations
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780685076
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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