Skip to content


Flooding and Other Disasters: Assessing the Current Legal Frameworks

Event Details

Event Report

For full details of the event proceedings, please download the Event Report


Following the recent floods in the United Kingdom, it appears timely to consider the legal issues associated with disasters. This event will provide an opportunity to hear from experts in this field, in order to assess the adequacy of the current legal frameworks on disaster relief and assistance to victims. Presentations will cover international law, as well as provide a national standpoint, including the Model Act on the Facilitation and Regulation of International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistance (developed by the IFRC, OCHA and IPU). Representatives from the British Red Cross and the Cabinet Office will also offer a particular insight into the United Kingdom's response to disasters.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Click here to download the event flyer.

Join in the conversation on Twitter: #floodsanddisasters

CPD Accreditation

This event is accredited with 1.5 CPD hours.

Sponsored by

Event convened by Kristin Hausler, Associate Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Justine Stefanelli, Maurice Wohl Associate Senior Research Fellow in European Law.

Pricing and Registration

Individual £40
Full-time Academic £25
Full-time Student £15

Individual £70
Full-time Academic £45
Full-time Student £25

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.

1.5 CPD hours have been applied for.

If you have a query, please contact:

Event Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by us
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if unforeseen circumstances arise. If we cancel an event we shall inform you as soon as possible using the contact details provided to us and offer you a full refund.

Cancellation by you
All cancellations must be made in writing by email to and be no less than one week prior to the event.

Payment for registration will always be required, and must be made prior to the event. If sufficient written notification of cancellation is received, a full refund will be given. If insufficient notice is given, payment for your registration will still be required. Where people book less than 5 working days before an event, they accept that no refund is possible if they fail to attend.

No charge events
All events are costly to set up, even those for which there is 'no charge'. If you register but find you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. As a charity we need to cover the costs of events, and we may charge you a fee of £10 for administration and catering costs if you fail to attend or give us less than 24 hours notice.

By registering for an event, you have confirmed that you have read and understood our cancellation policy.

Donate Now Keep In Touch
Save and continue