Editorial Boards

Giulio Bartolini (Editor-in-Chief), Roma Tre University, Italy;
Dug Cubie, University College Cork, Ireland;
Marlies Hesselman, University of Groningen, The Netherlands;
Anastasia Telesetsky, California Polytechnic State University, USA

Advisory Board:
Gian Luca Burci, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland;
David Fisher, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Switzerland;
Isabelle Granger, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Switzerland;
Jane McAdam, UNSW Sydney, Australia;
Jacqueline Peel., University of Melbourne, Australia;
Arnold Pronto, UN Office of Legal Affairs, USA;
Ki Gab Park, Korea University, ILC Member, South Korea;
Fausto Pocar, Sanremo International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Italy;
Marco Sassoli, Geneva University, Switzerland;
Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, ILC Member, Switzerland;
Gabriella Venturini, University of Milan, Italy;
Rob Verchick, Loyola University New Orleans, USA;
Frans Viljoen, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Editorial Committee:
Giovanna Adinolfi, University of Milan, Italy;
Marie Aronsson-Storrier, University of Reading, England;
Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller, Millersville University, USA;
Federico Casolari, Bologna University, Italy;
Hugo Washington Cahueñoz, University San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador;
Karen Da Costa, Gothenburg University, Sweden;
Sophie Gambardella, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, France;
John Hopkins, University of Canterbury, England;
Stefan Kirchner, University of Lapland, Finland;
Kristian Cedervall Lauta, University of Copenaghen, Denmark;
Rosemary Lyster, University of Sydney, Australia;
Tommaso Natoli (Head of the Editorial Committee), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Switzerland;
Stefania Negri, University of Salerno, Italy;
Nicholas Wasonga Orago, University of Nairobi, Keyna;
Emanuele Sommario, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy;
Matthew Scott, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sweden;
Emika Tokunaga, Osaka University, Japan;
Diego Zannoni, University of Padova, Italy;
Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani, Link University, USA
Every year (around September-October) the Yearbook of International Disaster Law manages a call for abstracts for unsolicited papers for its ‘Thematic’ and ‘General’ sections. The call will be posted here. For general information on the Yearbook you might contact Prof. Giulio Bartolini, Editor-in-Chief (

To view the Author Instructions, please click here.
Academics, practitioners, stakeholders and policy-makers on legal and institutional issues relevant to all forms of natural, technological and human-made hazards.
Giulio Bartolini, Department of Law, Roma Tre University. Associate professor of international law, lecturer of “International Disaster Law” at the Geneva Academy of IHL and HRL, responsible of the Jean Monnet Module “Disseminating Disaster Law for Europe” and Director of courses on “International Disaster Law” in cooperation with the IFRC and the Sanremo International Institute of Humanitarian Law.

Dug Cubie, School of Law, University College Cork. Building on over 10 years’ practice in humanitarian action, Dug has written widely on disaster law, climate migration and the law of humanitarian assistance (The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises, Hart, 2017).

Marlies Hesselman, LL.M./Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, Department of Transboundary Legal Studies, University of Groningen is a lecturer in international law with a wide publication record in the area of international human rights law, disaster management, climate change and essential public services access.

Anastasia Telesetsky, J.D. University of California Berkeley, former chair of American Society of International Law’s Disaster Law Interest Group with a research focus on environmental disaster risk reduction (International Law of Disaster Relief, Cambridge, 2014).

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The aim of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law is to foster the interest of academics and practitioners on legal and institutional issues relevant to all forms of natural, technological/human-made disasters, including rapid and slow onset events, but excluding armed conflicts or political/financial crises per se. The Yearbook will primarily address the international law dimension of relevant topics, alongside important regional and national dimensions relevant for the further development of legal and policy initiatives. The Yearbook fills a current gap in international journals as there is no a specific hub devoted to this area of law notwithstanding the increasing academic interest towards such issues.

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