EXAMPLES OF RECOGNITION OF VULNERABILITY IN NATURAL DISASTER CONTEXTS (ESPECIALLY EARTHQUAKES) BEYOND NEW ZEALAND
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These research papers explore the concept of vulnerability in international human rights law. In the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010-2011, this research focuses on how "vulnerability" has been used and developed within the wider human rights discourse. They also examine jurisprudence of international human rights bodies, and how the concept of "vulnerability" has been applied. The research also includes a brief investigation into the experiences of vulnerable populations in disaster contexts, focusing primarily on the experiences of "vulnerable persons" in the Christchurch earthquakes and their aftermath.