While the human suffering caused by disasters is well-known, national authorities, practitioners and academics are increasingly recognising the human rights implications of disasters, along with an urgent need to improve States’ and non-State actors’ accountability for adequate disaster management.
For an overview of the application of law in various disaster contexts, including Human Rights, see our Information Sheets.
- R. Connolly, E. Flaux & A. Wu, ‘Working Paper on the ILC Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters’, Human Rights Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, February 2016
- D. Cubie & M. Hesselman, ‘Accountability for the Human Rights Implications of Natural Disasters: A Proposal for Systemic International Oversight’ (2015) 33(1) Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 9-41 (Mortsel: Intersentia)
- D. Cubie, ‘Promoting Dignity for All: Human Rights Approaches in the Post-2015 Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development Frameworks’ (2014) 8(1) Human Rights and International Legal Discourse 36-51 (Mortsel: Intersentia)