Key guidelines, UN documents and web links
International disaster response laws, rules and principles
- Guidelines for the Domestic Facilitation and Regulation of International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistance of 2007 (IFRC)
- Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters (ILC Programme)
The responsibility to protect
- ICISS (2001) The Responsibility to Protect, Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, Ottawa
- UN (2004) A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility, Report of the UN High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change
- UN General Assembly (2005) In larger freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all, Report of the Secretary-General, A/59/2005
- UN General Assembly (2005) World Summit Outcome, Resolution 60/1
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