The right to humanitarian assistance in natural and human-made disasters: progress and challenges for an emerging international legal framework

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dc.contributor.advisor Mullally, Siobhan en
dc.contributor.author Cubie, Douglas A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-10T11:57:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.date.submitted 2013
dc.identifier.citation Cubie, D. A. 2013. The right to humanitarian assistance in natural and human-made disasters: progress and challenges for an emerging international legal framework. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1375
dc.description.abstract Natural and human-made disasters cause on average 120,000 deaths and over US$140 billion in damage to property and infrastructure every year, with national, regional and international actors consistently responding to the humanitarian imperative to alleviate suffering wherever it may be found. Despite various attempts to codify international disaster laws since the 1920s, a right to humanitarian assistance remains contested, reflecting concerns regarding the relative importance of state sovereignty vis-à-vis individual rights under international law. However, the evolving acquis humanitaire of binding and non-binding normative standards for responses to humanitarian crises highlights the increasing focus on rights and responsibilities applicable in disasters; although the International Law Commission has also noted the difficulty of identifying lex lata and lex ferenda regarding the protection of persons in the event of disasters due to the “amorphous state of the law relating to international disaster response.” Therefore, using the conceptual framework of transnational legal process, this thesis analyses the evolving normative frameworks and standards for rights-holders and duty-bearers in disasters. Determining the process whereby rights are created and evolve, and their potential internalisation into domestic law and policy, provides a powerful analytical framework for examining the progress and challenges of developing accountable responses to major disasters. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2013, Douglas A. Cubie. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Disasters en
dc.subject Humanitarian en
dc.subject Law en
dc.subject Humanitarian assistance en
dc.subject.lcsh Disaster relief--Law and legislation en
dc.subject.lcsh Emergency management -- Law and legislation en
dc.title The right to humanitarian assistance in natural and human-made disasters: progress and challenges for an emerging international legal framework en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Law) en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Law en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
dc.check.opt-out Yes en
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dc.check.entireThesis Entire Thesis Restricted
dc.check.embargoformat E-thesis on CORA only en
dc.internal.conferring Autumn Conferring 2013 en


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