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Adverse Human Agency and Disasters: a Role for International Criminal Law?

Schmid, Evelyne. (2016) Adverse Human Agency and Disasters: a Role for International Criminal Law? In: Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law. Cheltenham, UK, pp. 111-131.

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Abstract

This chapter clarifies the relevance, potential and limitations of international criminal law in relation to preventing, mitigating and responding to disasters. 'Disasters are usually complex and rarely entirely ‘natural’ or entirely ‘human-made'. In order to gauge the relevance of international criminal law in relation to disasters, it is crucial to examine how adverse human agency can intervene at various moments in the course of the development, impact, exacerbation of and recovery from a disaster. Depending on the circumstances, adverse human agency can be such that it meets the elements of an international crime, including when a disaster is not a sudden crisis but a slow and gradual decline over time.
Faculties and Departments:02 Faculty of Law > Departement Rechtswissenschaften > Fachbereich Öffentliches Recht > Ordinariat Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht (Schefer)
UniBasel Contributors:Schmid, Evelyne
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:Elgar
ISBN:978-1-78471-739-1
Series Name:Research Handbooks in International Law series
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
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