Disaster Law

International Lawyers and Legal Experts Write Open Letter to the United Nations on Humanitarian Aid in Syria (April 28, 2014)

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Nicole R. Tuttle

On April 28, 2014, thirty-five international lawyers and legal experts signed an open letter

Risky Research and Human Health: The Influenza H5N1 Research Controversy and International Law

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16
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2
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David P. Fidler
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International Law and the E. coli Outbreaks in Europe

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Many European countries have experienced outbreaks caused by a dangerous strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria, and two countries have, to date, reported deaths related to these outbreaks. Responses have involved actions that implement and affect international legal regimes on public health and international trade. This Insight describes these E. coli outbreaks and the international legal issues the outbreaks have raised.

The European E. coli Outbreaks

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15
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14
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David P. Fidler
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The European Volcanic Ash Crisis: Between International and European Law

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14
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21
Author: 
Alberto Alemanno
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The Responsibility to Protect Haiti

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14
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7
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Linda A. Malone
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The Swine Flu Outbreak and International Law

A new swine influenza virus is causing outbreaks in humans in Mexico, the United States, and Canada, and the virus has possibly spread to other countries. This outbreak has alarmed public health officials because of its epidemiological characteristics, which indicate that the virus may be able to cause a pandemic.

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13
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5
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David P. Fidler
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The Bali Climate Change Conference

The Bali Roadmap marks a milestone in the process of international consensus building, setting forth a multilateral legal framework to address climate change. Delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali (Dec. 3-15 2007) launched a two-year process with a comprehensive agenda and 2009 deadline to complete negotiations for a post-2012 agreement.

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12
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4
Author: 
Elizabeth Burleson
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