Humanitarian action : global, regional and domestic legal responses /

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Imprint:Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Description:xlii, 577 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subject:Humanitarian intervention.
Humanitarian law.
Humanitarian assistance.
LAW / International.
Humanitarian assistance.
Humanitarian intervention.
Humanitarian law.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Lamont, Christopher K., editor.
Zwitter, Andrej, editor.
Heintze, Hans-Joachim, 1949- editor.
Herman, Joost, 1963- editor.
ISBN:9781107053533 (hardback)
1107053536 (hardback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 482-537) and index.
Summary:"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"--
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword; 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 E. 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 / Dabirus Sridhar Patnaik ; 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 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 K. Lamont; 16. The regionalization of humanitarian action: the role of the OAS / Abel S. 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 Mačak; Conclusion / Andrej Zwitter, Christopher K. Lamont, Hans-Joachim Heintze and Joost Herman.