Disaster Research Cluster

Disaster Law

The humanitarian impact of major disasters, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami or 2010 Haitian earthquake, are undeniable. However, despite the long history of international law providing humanitarian protection to the victims of armed conflict, it is only in the past 20 years that serious consideration has been given to the role of that law can play in protecting persons before, during and after major disasters. The CCJHR Disaster Research Cluster is at the forefront of academic and practitioner debates on the ongoing development of Disaster Law