The protection of humanitarian relief : the legal framework
Routledge handbook of the law of armed conflict
London ; New York : Routledge, 2016
This chapter addresses the legal framework for the protection of humanitarian relief operations and their personnel, focusing in particular on the provisions of international humanitarian law. The analysis is designed to answer three interrelated questions. First, who is recognised as a humanitarian worker for the purpose of international law? Second, what are the legal obligations on states to protect humanitarian workers? Finally, are states legally obliged to facilitate humanitarian work and assistance?