As the hurricane season approaches, a study funded by Harvard University has been published which sets the death toll by Hurricane Maria over 4,...
Given the embryonic state of scholarship in this area, ASIL’s International and Comparative Disaster Law Interest Group will serve as a central catalyst for debate and reflection. The group will initiate and facilitate a global knowledge exchange among academics, policymakers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines who share a common belief that law can--and must--serve an important role in alleviating human suffering caused by natural hazards, in all of its aspects. In addition, it is the organizers’ hope that the group’s existence will spark new interest among legal specialists in other but related fields, including human rights law, environmental law, administrative law, space law, maritime law, and rule of law, to name just a few.
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Today, April 26, the international community remembers the disaster of Chernobyl.
During the disaster of Chernobyl, in 1986, 31 persons...
The past several days a strong wildfire spread through the “Indio Maiz” Biological Reserve, located at the southeast region of Nicaragua. There...