The Humanitarian Challenge: 20 Years European Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) by Pat GibbonsThe Humanitarian Challenge: 20 Years European Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) by Pat Gibbons

The Humanitarian Challenge: 20 Years European Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA)

byPat GibbonsEditorHans-Joachim Heintze

Hardcover | March 23, 2015

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This book includes contributions from academics, practitioners and policy-makers connected with the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA), an international association of universities that is committed to interdisciplinary education and research on humanitarian action.  Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of NOHA, this book highlights some of the most pressing issues and challenges facing humanitarian action and explores potential solutions.

Drawing on theory and practice, and spanning a broad range of subject matter, the book explores the origin of key concepts such as human security, reconciliation and resilience and questions their effectiveness in the pursuit of humanitarian ends.  It also charts current developments in the humanitarian system, in particular in its legal and financial frameworks.  Issues relating to humanitarian stakeholders, such as the role of the media and the protection of humanitarian workers, are also addressed. The contributions are influenced by a range of disciplines, including anthropology, political science, legal studies and communications.

Title:The Humanitarian Challenge: 20 Years European Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA)Format:HardcoverDimensions:286 pagesPublished:March 23, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319134698

ISBN - 13:9783319134697

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Table of Contents

Preface by Pat Gibbons and Sophie Borel.- 1. Disaster Management and Multilateral Humanitarian Aid: Parallelism vs. Combined Forces by Catherine Bragg.- 2. Resilience: the Holy Grail or yet another Hype? by Cecile de Milliano, Marijn Faling, Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, Dominic Crowley and Pat Gibbons.- 3. Human Security as the Link between Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding by Cristina Churucca Muguruza.- 4. Post-Conflict Reconciliation: a Humanitarian Myth? by Valérie Rosoux.- 5. Global Civil Society as a Humanitarian Actor: Constituting a Right of Humanitarian Assistance by Raimonda Miglonaite.- 6. Does Migration Challenge the European Way of Crisis Management? by Marie-José Domestici-Met.- 7. Role of Non-Traditional Donors in Humanitarian Action - How much can they Achieve? by Katarzyna Kot-Majewska.- 8. The Legal Framework of Humanitarian Action by Heike Spieker.- 9. The ILC Codification Project on the "Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters" by Hans-Joachim Heintze.- 10. European Efforts in Transitional Justice while Implementing Universal Jurisdiction: ICJ Belgium v. Senegal Case by Gabija Grigaite and Renata Vaisviliene.- 11. The Problems the European Court of Human Rights Faces in Applying International Humanitarian Law by Joana Abrisketa Uriarte.- 12. Safety and Protection of Humanitarian Workers by Agnieszka Bienczyk-Missala and Patrycja Grzebyk.- 13. Media and Humanitarian Action by Markus Moke and Maria Rüther.- 14. Western Health Workers in Humanitarian Assistance by Magdalena Bjerneld.