Disaster Law Unit
International Federation of the Red Cross Disaster Law Database
The Disaster Law Unit in the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre is contributing to the International Federation of the Red Cross Disaster Law Database. The University of Nottingham team, made up of LLM and PGR students, is identifying cases from the jurisdiction of England and Wales that concern disaster law legislation, and writing peer reviewed case summaries to be included the database.
The team has attended a cross-institutional meeting with Roma Tre University, University College Cork, and the University of Canterbury to discuss themes and issues that are transnationally relevant. Other contributors to the project include two Jean Monnet Projects (The Disseminating Disaster Law for Europe and European and International Human Rights Standards in Disaster Settings), German Cooperation, and the University of Victoria.
NILSC is making an ongoing contribution to this database, which is the world’s largest collection of documents relating to disaster law. This resource will assist practitioners and academics working in the field of disaster law. Currently, the database includes case law; documents of international organisation; documents of transnational private actors; documents of treaty bodies; national documents; treaties; and, documents from the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Users can search for material by keyword, region, date, and so on. The database provides users with a summary of each search result. This allows users to search through relevant material with ease, before downloading chosen files straight from the database.
Students involved in this project:
- Rebecca Hall (PhD candidate)
- Muhammad Usman (LLM student)
- Cornelis van Haperen (Part-time LLM student)