IRRC No. 866

Catastrophic events

14 articles

IRRC No. 866 Catastrophic events

14 articles

The word "catastrophe" is used to signify a brutal event bringing large-scale death and destruction. In that sense, every armed conflict, every natural or technological disaster is a catastrophe. The present issue of the Review looks in particular at the threat of a nuclear, radiological, biological or chemical (NRBC) event. It further discusses the chance of mitigating a catastrophic event by developing emergency preparedness plans and the appropriate response capacity. As local capacities may often be insufficient to deal with a major crisis, international assistance is frequently required. As for NRBC weapons it is especially important to stimulate discussion on how governments can, perhaps together, counter these threats while they still remain hypothetical.

Table of contents

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Editorial: Catastrophic events

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Interview with Maurits R. Jochems

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Governing catastrophes: security, health and humanitarian assistance

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Lessons learned? Disasters, rapid change and globalization

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Prompt and utter destruction: the Nagasaki disaster and the initial medical relief

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Humanity amid conflict, terror and catastrophe: hypothetical but possible scenarios

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Who will assist the victims of use of nuclear, radiological, biological or chemical weapons – and how?

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Domestic regulation of international humanitarian relief in disasters and armed conflict: a comparative analysis

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Lessons for human rights and humanitarian law in the war on terror: comparing Hamdan and the Israeli Targeted Killings case

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The judicial arm of the occupation: the Israeli military courts in the occupied territories

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Managing the dead in catastrophes: guiding principles and practical recommendations for first responders

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A US government response to the International Committee of the Red Cross study Customary International Humanitarian Law

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Customary International Humanitarian Law: a response to US comments

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Books and articles (Summer 2007)