In defense of concurrent application: the ILC draft articles on the protection of persons in the event of disasters and international humanitarian law
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Denver journal of international law and policy, Vol. 46, no. 3, p. 259-288
This article discusses the application of international disaster law not only to peacetime disasters, but also to disasters caused by armed conflict and to complex emergencies. It argues that International Humanitarian Law (IHL) contains a number of gaps that the International Law Commission Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters (Draft Articles) would fill, thus significantly enhancing the protection of victims of disasters caused by armed conflict. The author also discusses the concurrent application of these two bodies of law.