International Review of the Red Cross

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International Review of the Red Cross (1998), 38:611-617 Cambridge University Press
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Victims of natural disaster and the right to humanitarian assistance: A practitioner's view

Peter Walker

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A number of authors, notably Hardcastle and Chua writing in this issue of the Review, have recently argued the case for either the existence of an international legal right to humanitarian assistance or the need to speedily establish such a right.

Peter Walker is Director, Disaster Policy, at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva.