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Hello Everyone,

We are excited to announce that the Call for Abstracts for vol. 5 of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law (YIDL) is now open! The deadline for abstracts is 31st November 2022.

The YIDL aims to foster the interest of academics and practitioners on legal and institutional issues relevant to all forms of natural, biological, technological and human-made hazards, including rapid and slow onset disasters as for the effects of climate change. The goal is to provide a forum for innovative research contributing to the international legal and policy debate related to prevention, mitigation, response and recovery from disasters.

The YIDL is a peer-reviewed journal published by Brill and is available in printed and on-line form. Recent issues (vol. 3 and forthcoming vol. 4) are fully available open-access thanks to the support of the Disaster Law Programme, IFRC.

The Yearbook includes both a “Thematic” section and a “General” section. The Editors welcome submissions of abstracts for both sections on the basis of the selection process detailed in the following PDF document:

YIDL CfA 2022 Issue no. 5
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If you have any questions or queries please let me know.


Holly Faulkner


International Disaster, Emergency and Law Network (IDEAL)




Updated: Oct 19, 2022

IDEAL network member, Dug Cubie has a new publication:

Research 419: Enhancing Integration of Disaster Risk and Climate Change Adaptation into Irish Emergency Planning

Authors: Peter Medway, Dug Cubie and Martin Le Tissier

Summary: Climate research tells us that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe. Climate change adaptation (CCA) focuses on the probable chronic long-term impacts likely to occur across multiple sectors. In contrast, emergency planning and disaster risk reduction (DRR) primarily aims to address acute short-term impacts. The project identifies how existing approaches to disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management (DRM) and CCA in Ireland are juxtaposed and concludes that identifying ways to promote coordination and align incentives, priorities and planning processes will facilitate a more holistic and comprehensive approach to DRM at all levels of government.

For further information and to download the publication, follow this link:

Climate Change | Environmental Protection Agency (


Updated: Oct 19, 2022

We would like to thank everyone who attended our first early career researcher presentation.

A big thank you to our presenter:

Balkrishna Gurung, PhD Candidate, University of Reading, for the presentation of his PhD topic: 'A human rights-based approach in disaster prevention and mitigation to provide protection and agency to victims of caste-based discrimination in Nepal'.

Also, thanks to our chair Dr Dug Cubie (University College Cork).

If you have any questions or queries about the seminar, please get in touch:

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