International Humanitarian Action

NOHA Textbook

  • Hans-Joachim Heintze
  • Pierre Thielbörger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. World Politics

  3. International Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza
      Pages 123-140
    3. Joana Abrisketa
      Pages 141-153
    4. Renata Vaišvilienė
      Pages 155-171
    5. Pierre Thielbörger
      Pages 173-195
    6. Ronan McDermott
      Pages 197-208
    7. Hans-Joachim Heintze, Charlotte Lülf
      Pages 209-226
  4. Public Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Siri Tellier, Andreas Kiaby, Lars Peter Nissen, Jonas Torp Ohlsen, Wilma Doedens, Kevin Davies et al.
      Pages 229-317
  5. Anthropology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Ulrika Persson-Fischier
      Pages 321-338
    3. Odina Benoist
      Pages 339-356
  6. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Markus Moke, Thomas Pfeiffer
      Pages 417-433
    3. Sabrina Herold, Bartjan W. Pennink
      Pages 435-458
    4. Gildas Vourc’h
      Pages 459-470
    5. Philip Byrne
      Pages 519-529

About this book


This textbook examines a wide range of humanitarian action issues in five parts, presented by specialists from different academic fields. The respective parts reflect the five core modules of the International NOHA Joint Master’s Programme “International Humanitarian Action”: a) World Politics, b) International Law, c) Public Health, d) Anthropology, and e) Management. 
The book serves as a common basis for teaching at all NOHA universities and aims at imparting the basic knowledge and skills needed to excel in a complex interdisciplinary and international learning context. It provides in-depth information on key international humanitarian principles and values, professional codes of conduct, and the commitment to their implementation in practice. 
The book will thus be useful for all students of the NOHA Joint Master’s Programme and participants of any courses with a similar content, but also for academics and practitioners affiliated with entities such as inte
rnational organisations and NGOs. It may also serve as an introduction to anyone with an interest in understanding the numerous and inter-linked facets of humanitarian action.


EU humanitarian action Emergency response Humanitarian assistance Humanitarian principles International disasters response

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Joachim Heintze
    • 1
  • Pierre Thielbörger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed ConflictRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed ConflictRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14453-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14454-2
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