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Zooming Through the Bad Times

Zoom government? Zoom Security Council? Zoombombing and trolls? Here's some Ella Fitzgerald and the prescient Gershwins on zooming through the bad times, to help lighten your day:…

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I Will Survive, Coronavirus version

This man deserves a medal.

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Methods to Incorporate Human Rights Law into Disaster Prevention and Reduction Strategies

This post is part of the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law blog symposium on 'The Place of International Human Rights Law in Times of Crisis'. Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and landslides are all natural phenomena that have occurred throughout the history of humankind. This blog reflects on the ensuing crisis…

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Introduction to ESIL Symposium on ‘International Human Rights Law in Times of Crisis’

The theme of the 2016 ESIL Annual Conference in Riga was ‘How International Law Works in Times of Crisis’. In line with our practice for the last two annual conferences, the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law applied the conference theme to International Human Rights Law (IHRL) by hosting an afternoon seminar on ‘The Place…

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The Draft Articles on “The Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters”: Towards a Flagship Treaty?

The debate held on 24 - 26 October within the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Sixth Committee concluded an intensive year for the International Law Commission (ILC) topic “The Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters”. It followed the adoption of the related 18 Draft Articles (DAs) on their second reading, and of the Commentary (here),…

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