Humanitarian Action: Global, Regional and Domestic Legal Responses

Humanitarian Action: Global, Regional and Domestic Legal Responses

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 11/13/2014
EAN 9781107053533, ISBN10: 1107053536

Hardcover, 619 pages, 23.1 x 15.5 x 3.8 cm
Language: English

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 analyses, expert scholars and practitioners come together to offer interdisciplinary approaches which include 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 law and policy of humanitarian action.

Introduction Andrej Zwitter, Christopher K. Lamont, Hans-Joachim Heintze and Joost Herman
Part I
1. International law and humanitarian space in the twenty-first 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 Mačák
Conclusion Andrej Zwitter, Christopher K. Lamont, Hans-Joachim Heintze and Joost Herman.