Residents row past a flooded street sign in their neighborhood in Metairie, outside New Orleans (REUTERS/Lee Celano).

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How Can International Human Rights Law Protect Us from Disasters?

April 10, 2014, Elizabeth Ferris

As climate change increases the likelihood that disasters will become more intense and more unpredictable, it is time for the international human rights community to devote more attention to disasters and to incorporate a rights-based approach to disaster management, according to Elizabeth Ferris.

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