Disaster Law

Indonesia's Decision to Withhold Influenza Virus Samples from the World Health Organization: Implications for International Law

In February 2007, international media reported that Indonesia had decided not to continue to share with the World Health Organization (WHO) samples of avian influenza A (H5N1) strains appearing in Indonesia. Instead, Indonesia decided to pursue a commercial arrangement with a pharmaceutical company, which would use the samples to develop an avian influenza vaccine for Indonesia.

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11
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4
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David P. Fidler
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Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change/First Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol

Introduction

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10
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8
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Kevin R. Gray
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Legal Lessons in Disaster Relief from the Tsunami, the Pakistan Earthquake and Hurricane Katrina

One year ago, a previous Insight (David Fidler, ?Indian Ocean Tsunami and International Law,? January 2005) acknowledged the existence of a rarely discussed framework of international laws, rules and principles concerning international disaster response operations, but noted that there are significant gaps in both its scope and implementation.

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10
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6
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Victoria Bannon & David Fisher
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