The Disaster Relief Panel at the World Justice Forum IV examined challenges and possible solutions, as well as new instruments available for providing disaster victims with access to relief services.

Post-disaster environments present local and international governments with myriad complex legal challenges. Panelists examined rebuilding policies and legal bidding for reconstruction, vicarious liability (preventing international assistance), post-event remediation, NGO registrations, measurement of success, issues of land planning, and policy and budgets, as well as public and private approaches to disaster recovery. 


  • David Caron, Dean, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London (United Kingdom)


  • David Fisher, Global Coordinator, Disaster Law Programme, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (USA)
  • Frank X. Neuner, Jr., Managing Partner, NeunerPate; Chairman, Louisiana Public Defender Board (USA)
  • Satoru Nishikawa, Director-General Audit, Japan Water Agency (Japan)

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