Research, tools and publications

Since 2001, the Disaster Law Programme, in cooperation with a number of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and other partners, has been studying legal issues in disaster management, with a particular focus on international disaster relief.

Disaster law database
The disaster law database makes available national and international legal instruments on disaster management as well as references to key books, articles and reports.

Global studies
The Disaster Law programme has published several major global studies on disaster law.

Disaster Law Programme publications
These publications cover legal issues in international disaster cooperation and other disaster management issues at the national and regional levels.

Fact sheets
These short summaries provide a brief overview to key disaster law issues. 

External publications
Here you can find articles, book chapters and reports by the Disaster Law programme which are included in external publications.

Working paper series
We accept original papers related to law and legal issues in the management of natural disasters.