The Handbook on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction – Disaster Law

The Handbook on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction – Disaster Law

The Handbook and Checklist on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction (the Checklist) aim to support countries to identify the DRR-related strengths and gaps in their current legal frameworks, identify where greater focus may be needed on implementation and enforcement, and identify whether drafting or amending legislation is necessary. Additionally, it is expected that the process of convening a range of stakeholders in a common dialogue to respond to the Checklist questions will contribute to the improved implementation of a sound legal framework for DRR.

Effective law and regulation for disaster risk reduction: a multi-country report (Summary)

Effective law and regulation for disaster risk reduction: a multi-country report (Summary)

This report aims to support legislators, public administrators, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and development practitioners and advocates to prepare and implement effective disaster risk management (DRM) legal frameworks for their country’s needs, drawing on examples and experience from other countries. For this purpose, the report has looked at aspects of different countries’ legislation according to how it addresses relevant themes in the HFA, as well as issues identified by state parties and the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in a 2011 International Conference resolution.

Vietnam: Country Case Study Report. How Law and Regulation Support Disaster Risk Reduction

Vietnam: Country Case Study Report. How Law and Regulation Support Disaster Risk Reduction

This case study explores the extent to which legal frameworks in Vietnam support national and local disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts against natural hazards. It covers a wide range of law and regulatory issues including the integration of DRR into disaster management laws, institutional arrangements, liability, early warning systems, infrastructure, building codes, land use planning, environmental management/climate change adaptation, awareness-raising and education.