Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Symposium: Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law

On June 29-July 1, 2017, the University of Reading's School of Law and Walker Institute and the American Society of International Law's Disaster Law Interest Group will hold a symposium on "Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law," in Reading. The program is here. Here's the idea:

The international community is grappling with the increasing frequency and severity of a broad range of ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’ disasters, through initiatives such as the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, Sustainable Development Goals 2015, and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The current global landscape governing disaster risk reduction (DRR) is therefore in a significant period of evolution. It is likely that the reach of DRR will extend into many different legal regimes, both in the development of ‘soft’ (non-binding policy) and ‘hard’ (formally binding) law governing a broad range of disasters.