Asia-Pacific Regional Guidelines For The Use Of Foreign Military Assets In Natural Disaster Response Operations

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

These Guidelines are a reference guide for Member States who plan and execute foreign military support for international disaster response, as well as humanitarian entities, in order to establish the basic framework for the effective and efficient use of foreign military assets in international disaster response operations in support of an Affected State[s] in the Asia-Pacific region. These Guidelines should be read in complement and conjunction with the Guidelines on the Use of Foreign Military and Civil Defence Assets in Disaster Relief (hereinafter, “Oslo Guidelines”). While a significant number of Member States have participated in the development of the Guidelines and endorsed their use, they are voluntary in nature and not binding on Member States. These Guidelines will not, in any way, affect the rights, obligations or responsibilities of States and individuals under international law

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