Authors

Hope Lewis

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Why should we focus on human rights in the aftermath of a natural disaster? Governments and the international community are obligated­legally, politically, and morally­to undertake recovery efforts in ways that are consistent with the human rights of those most affected by disaster.

Date of Authorship for this Version

1-1-2006

Keywords

Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004), Human rights, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to labor, Indian Ocean tsunami, discrimination, right to work, rights of vulnerable groups, displaced persons, Human Rights Law

Original Citation

Originally published in Human Rights v.33 no.4 (Fall 2006), pp.12-16.

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