Workshop 2: Cork

Dates: 8th & 9th June 2017

Venue: University College Cork (UCC), Ireland

The second disaster law workshop took place on 8th and 9th June 2017 in University College Cork, Ireland. This workshop was part of a collaborative project between the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights in the School of Law, University College Cork and the Irish Red Cross, funded by the Irish Research Council’s New Foundations award scheme.

This workshop followed on from the Dublin workshop held in May 2017. The aim of these workshops were to bring together humanitarian practitioners and academics working in the area of international disaster law (IDL), to advance knowledge and practical application of IDL and to strengthen international networks of academics and practitioners. Participants included representatives from non-governmental organisations such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Geneva), the Irish Red Cross, the British Red Cross and Development Initiatives, from the Irish Defence Forces, and academics from Ireland, Italy, the UK and the US.

Topics Covered

Held over the course of two days, the Cork workshop consisted of a series of invited presentations and plenary discussions on key topics on international disaster law and disaster management, with a key focus on research priorities and funding opportunities. Topics covered included:

  • Trends in Humanitarian Financing
  • Developing an IDL Network – The Experience from Italy
  • Complex Emergencies (mixed IHL/IDL scenarios)
  • Regional approaches to IDL, specifically the North American Humanitarian Response Summit Initiative (NAHRS)
  • State Practice in IDL
  • Funding Opportunities and Challenges

The event in Cork also included the launch of Dr Cubie’s recently published book: The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises: Exploring the Acquis Humanitaire (Hart Publishing: Oxford).

Workshop Report

The full workshop report is available here: Workshop Report Cork June 2017.