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The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises: Exploring the Acquis Humanitaire

The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises: Exploring the Acquis Humanitaire
  

The instinctual desire to support those in need, irrespective of geographic, cultural or religious links, is both facilitated and overwhelmed by the extent of information now available about the multiple humanitarian crises which occur on a daily basis around the world. Behind th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781509931316
Barcode 9781509931316
Release Date 22 August 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Cubie, Dug
Series Studies in International Law
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ISBN-13 9781509931316
ISBN-10 1509931317
Stock Release date is 22 August 2019
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Hart Publishing
Release Date 22 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cubie, Dug
Series Studies in International Law
Category International Law
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
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Description of this Book

The instinctual desire to support those in need, irrespective of geographic, cultural or religious links, is both facilitated and overwhelmed by the extent of information now available about the multiple humanitarian crises which occur on a daily basis around the world. Behind the images of devastating floods and earthquakes, or massive forced displacements resulting from armed conflicts, is the all too real suffering faced by individuals and families. From the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami to the on-going conflict in Syria, recent years have seen an increasing debate regarding the international legal mechanisms to protect persons in such humanitarian crises.The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises argues that an acquis humanitaire is identifiable through the interconnected web of existing and emerging international, regional and national laws, policies and practices for the protection of persons caught up in humanitarian crises. Indeed, the humanitarian imperative to alleviate suffering wherever it may be found permeates various branches of international law, and is reflected in the extensive humanitarian activities undertaken by States and other actors in times of armed conflict, population displacement and disaster. Dug Cubie argues that by clarifying the conceptual framework and normative content of the acquis humanitaire, gaps and lacunae can be identified and the overall protection of persons strengthened.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Cubie's monograph pulls together the different strands of international law in the face of ever-complex humanitarian crises to shape a well-thought out and sober approach to humanitarian action. The valuable contribution this book makes to the number of fields it touches upon is clear, but it also potentially provides a pivot point for our legal and practical continuum as an international community in how we respond to some of the greatest challenges we face as the human race. -- Luke Moffett, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast * The Irish Yearbook of International Law 2016-17 *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Dug Cubie is a lecturer in the School of Law, University College Cork, Ireland.

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