Preventing Disasters, Protecting Lives: Resilience with Integrity

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Responsibility, Challenges and Decision-Making in the Aviation Industry: Ten Years on from Eyjafjallajökull

3rd April 2020

Share this: As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption in Iceland, which led to immense disruption (Donovan, 2012; Alexander, 2013; Watson, 2015), currently the airline industry is facing an unprecedented global challenge to survive the devastating impacts of COVID-19. This article briefly examines some of the key resilience lessons learnt ten […]

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Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the Biological Weapons Convention

1st April 2020

Share this: In addressing the global threats posed by Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and in the context of the prohibition and elimination of such weapons, the international community has adopted three key legal instruments, viz, the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC, 1972), the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC, 1992), and the Treaty on the Prohibition Nuclear […]

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Mitigating the Environmental Risks posed by Nuclear Weapons: The Need to Enhance the Environmental Provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

22nd February 2020

Share this: The international community welcomed the adoption of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), by the UN General Assembly, as a major development, and a final step, in prohibiting weapons of mass destruction (WMD) – biological, chemical and nuclear. The TPNW is modelled on previous “humanitarian disarmament treaties”, notably, the […]

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How Resilient is your Organisation to a Business Disaster?

4th February 2020

Share this: The Need for Organizations to Evolve … Nowadays, sophisticated man-made and technological services are an indispensable part of our daily life. Therefore, market leading organizations using these capabilities should by now have moved through “contingency to continuity” and more recently changed their thinking towards “resilience”. This should mean that organizations which previously had […]

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Rethinking Counter-Drone Management: Developing a Resilience Solution (Part 2)

27th January 2020

Share this: In Part 1, we considered some of the limitations of current approaches to counter-drone management, in particular that many organisations do not yet seem to fully understand nor capitalise upon the potential benefits of a resilience approach. In Part 2, we now consider some of the key elements that a counter-drone resilience approach […]

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Rethinking Counter-Drone Management: The Need for a Resilience Solution (Part 1)

21st January 2020

Share this: Dr Katja Samuel and Shaun Ryles Effective counter-drone management is an issue of growing concern for government and critical national infrastructure bodies as the number of aerial security incidents has grown globally. The primary focus of national and international counter-drone initiatives to date has been on developing a more effective drone safety eco-system. […]

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Entry into Force of the 1995 Ban Amendment: What Next for the Trade in Hazardous Waste?

13th December 2019

Share this: Entry into Force of the 1995 Ban Amendment: What Next for the Trade in Hazardous Waste? Dr Ellie Smith On 5 December 2019, the 1995 Ban Amendment to the Basel Convention entered into force. The Amendment, hailed as “[t]he most important idea ever conceived to promote environmental justice at a global level”, effectively […]

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