International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action. Topic Guide

This guide presents legal frameworks for humanitarian action which may help deliver assistance in conflict zones and after natural disasters

Abstract

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) Topic Guides are thematic knowledge and evidence resources designed to support decision-makers working in international development and humanitarian assistance.

This guide presents legal frameworks for humanitarian action which may aid delivery of assistance in conflict zones and following natural disasters. They can also be powerful tools in advocating for, and achieving, the protection of civilians. Together with the full document, a Summary Map provides the legal frameworks at a glance.

Citation

Haider, H. International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action. Topic Guide. GSDRC, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2013) 57 pp.

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