Emory International Law Review


Challenged by the successes and failures of the Haiti relief efforts, the Emory International Law Review's Spring 2011 Symposium, 'A Worldwide Response: An Examination of International Law Frameworks in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters' ('A Worldwide Response'), investigated how international law can develop to address disaster crises. On January 27, 2011, 'A Worldwide Response' convened scholars and practitioners in the field of international disaster relief to discuss and further this uncertain, but critical field of international law. The Symposium highlighted three major themes in its day-long investigation of current international response. As the Symposium's participants engaged with these issues, it became clear that this event was one of the first of its kind.