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Report on the Consultation on Strengthening Legal Preparedness for International Disaster Assistance in Bangladesh

, 16 April 2017

A Consultation on Strengthening Legal Preparedness for International Disaster Assistance in Bangladesh was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 16 April 2017. Discussions were held on legal challenges and opportunities in providing and receiving humanitarian assistance in emergencies, including recommendations on amendment on Disaster Management Act and other rules through incorporating relevant points from the IDRL Guidelines into the Bangladesh Framework.

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Outcome document - Roundtable Discussion on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Regulatory Barriers to Shelter and Settlements for Disaster-Affected Communities

IFRC, 15 December 2016

A roundtable discussion on Housing, Land and Property Regulatory Barriers to Shelter and Settlements in Disaster-Affected Communities was held on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The roundtable discussion was intended primarily for the Philippine Red Cross national and field shelter officers and field operation heads. Participants from IFRC, British Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross and shelter cluster members IOM, Catholic Relief Service, Habitat for Humanity attended the second day of the roundtable discussion. This is the outcome document from that 2 day roundtable discussion.

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Strengthening Law and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Indonesia

IFRC, 15 December 2016
98 pp

This study analyses the laws related to disaster risks in Indonesia using the pilot version of the ‘Checklist on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction’, which was developed jointly by IFRC and UNDP through a global consultation process. This report is the result of an integrated research process that combined desk-based legal research with stakeholder interviews in-country, followed by a multistakeholder consultation workshop held in February 2016 to verify the research findings and explore relevant issues with participants. It provides a ‘legal mapping’ of the laws and regulations that address disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Indonesia, analysing them against the questions contained in the Checklist and assessing their implementation based on stakeholder feedback and secondary sources. It is intended to provide law, policy and decision-makers with an analysis for consideration in future developments of the legal framework for DRR and its implementation.

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Consultative Meeting on Options to Accelerate Progress in Resolving Regulatory Problems in International Disaster Response Operations

IFRC, 20 April 2016

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), held a Consultative Meeting on Options to Accelerate Progress in Resolving Regulatory Problems in International Disaster Response Operations on the 20th of April 2016.

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The Handbook on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction

IFRC and UNDP, 18 December 2015
80 pp - 5.30 MB

The Handbook on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction has been developed to provide guidance on  how to use the Checklist on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction and conduct related legislative reviews and reform processes. While the methodology  for using the Checklist needs to be tailored to each country’s context and respective needs, the Handbook is intended to provide general guidance on key steps to consider.

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Disaster Law in Southeast Asia - Summary of progress 2012-2015

IFRC, 15 December 2015
12 pp - 6.19 MB

Ten out of the eleven National Societies in Southeast Asia made a joint pledge to demonstrate their commitment to strengthening disaster laws in their region. This summary provides a brief overview of the main activities and achievements which Southeast Asian National Societies have undertaken, together with support of the IFRC, to implement the disaster law pledge over the past four years.

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International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) in Tonga

Tonga RCS and IFRC, 14 December 2015
136 pp - 2.78 MB

This report was commissioned to examine Tonga’s legal and policy frameworks relating to disaster response, in particular the effectiveness of these frameworks in facilitating the smooth entry of international humanitarian assistance into Tonga during a disaster. This report aims to examine the relevant legal and policy frameworks in Tonga against the recommendations contained in the “IDRL Guidelines”. This report also uses the IFRC’s Model Act for the Facilitation and Regulation of International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistance as a guidance tool.

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The Checklist on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Cook Islands

IFRC and UNDP, 8 December 2015
64 pp - 3.90 MB

This study analyses the laws that govern and manage disaster risks in the Cook Islands using the Checklist on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction (the checklist) which was developed jointly by IFRC and UNDP through a global consultation process. This study focuses on the four most regularly occurring natural hazards in the Cook Islands, i.e. tropical cyclones, drought, tidal waves and marine flooding.

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Comment la loi et la réglementation contribuent à la réduction des risques de catastrophe. Haïti: rapport d’étude de cas

FICR/Croix-Rouge Canadienne/Croix-Rouge Haitienne, 18 November 2015
126 pp - 1.22 MB

Ce rapport examine le cadre juridique et normatif en ce qui a trait à la réduction des risques de catastrophes en Haiti. Il fournit un aperçu des lois, politiques et règlements pertinents qui ont un impact sur les différents aspects de la réduction des risques de catastrophe. Il identifie certaines carences ainsi qu’une variété d’initiatives et développements positifs qui peuvent améliorer la réduction des risques de catastrophe. Finalement, un nombre de recommandations à court et long terme sont proposées afin d’améliorer, de renforcer ainsi que de développer le cadre juridique haïtien en cette matière.

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