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Geir Hønneland and Anne-Kristin Jørgensen

5 Nuclear safety As pointed out in Chapter 1, the threats posed by the nuclear complex of Northwestern Russia have attracted no little attention in recent years, not least from neighbouring Western countries. Thus, the issue of nuclear safety stands forth as the most highly profiled problem area among the three we have chosen to focus on in this study. It also differs from the other two by way of being far more heterogeneous in nature: some of the activities under scrutiny are of a civilian nature; others take place within the military sphere. Partly, the focus

in Implementing international environmental agreements in Russia

States, mean that regulation of the industry needs primarily to be at the international level, by means of international law and international organisations. Such regulation is the subject of this chapter. In particular, we examine the way in which international law regulates the exercise of the navigational rights of ships (which were outlined in earlier chapters) for the purpose of promoting the safety

in The law of the sea
Aeron Davis

responsibility. CEOs prefer to be fast followers rather than innovators and explorers. Financiers keep close to their index. No-one likes to strike out or do something too radical in case it all goes wrong big time. Individual risk is set against system or public risk, and personal risk usually comes first. And when a real crisis hits, most leaders don't lead. They run to join the safety of the pack. Financiers huddle together while the banking system crashes around them. Politicians vote to support their leader's misguided ideas, whatever the

in Reckless opportunists
Roger Singleton-Turner

What follows are some general points about safety in TV studios, whether student or professional. In the professional world, you will find regulations covering all these topics – and more – affecting every production unit in the UK. YOU MUST ALSO MAKE YOURSELF FAMILIAR WITH YOUR CENTRE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES. These pages are intended to complement those. Other countries will have their own laws and regulations, but the general principles apply everywhere! There are some points here about safety on location because it is sometimes necessary to

in Cue and Cut
Refugees and the Manchester Women’s Lodge of B’nai Brith
Bill Williams

13 ‘A haven of safety’: refugees and the Manchester Women’s Lodge of B’nai Brith A revival of interest in refugees within the Manchester B’nai Brith Women’s Lodge, following the collapse of its Hospitality Committee in 1935, was apparently sparked off by the same chain of international events and those same pressures from Woburn House which had brought the MJRC into being. Early in November 1938 Colette Hassan brought back from ‘a refugee meeting’ she had attended in London an ‘urgent appeal for help’.1 A joint meeting of the Manchester’s men’s and women’s B

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’
Andreas Hasman

15 The safety of the people and the case against invasive health promotion Andreas Hasman Introduction In his ‘The safety of the people’ argument, Harris draws on Thomas Hobbes’s original position on the legitimacy of sovereign power, to defend a contemporary state’s moral obligation to ensure the provision of health care to its citizens.1 This chapter explores how the argument lends itself to a recent change of emphasis in health policy, which I shall refer to as ‘invasive health promotion’. This development is characterised by: • An understanding that the

in From reason to practice in bioethics
Fear and the franchise in South Africa – the case of Natal
Julie Evans and David Philips

and Union’, for example, the Reverend Frederick Mason declared that his greatest reason for supporting Union was ‘SafetySafety from native trouble’: It won’t come to-day or to-morrow on a big scale, but it is well known that the natives are combining now – chief and chief, tribe and

in Law, history, colonialism
Why Building Back Better Means More than Structural Safety
Bill Flinn

funding and limited capacity, has provoked a focus on structural safety and a rebranding to Build Back Safer. The humanitarian shelter sector 1 hangs on to this notion that BBS is more appropriate than BBB. Although reference is made to the broader aspects of what might constitute a good house, structural safety remains dominant ( Philippines Shelter Cluster, 2014 ). It is argued here that this is due to a misunderstanding of what we mean by ‘better’ or good. We need to define ‘better’ better. Methodology and Sources The discussion in this paper is informed

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Uses and Misuses of International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Principles
Rony Brauman

human beings. That is its primary role, and that is what it does. It is hard to see why any NGOs should agree to help them promote that kind of death sentence. The Principles: Compass or Symbol? ‘Humanitarian principles’ are also invoked by organisations claiming adherence to IHL, which point to neutrality, independence and impartiality, along with humanity, as an ethical framework, a guarantee of safety and a guide to their action in the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector
Miriam Bradley

extent to which the differences are justified. The aim is not to argue for or against particular strategies for the safety of aid workers or the wider civilian population, or even to argue that the distinction between these two fields of practice should be removed, but rather to highlight and problematise this distinction, which is usually taken for granted. Concerns about physical violence and safety are by no means new to international humanitarian agencies

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs