David P. Fidler

Professor of Law

Professor of Law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, USA.


  • Governing catastrophes: security, health and humanitarian assistance

    Recent catastrophes, and predictions of an increasing potential for more, have stimulated thinking about the best policy responses to these threats. This article explores how security concepts influence catastrophe governance. It considers how globalization affects thinking about catastrophes, describes ways in which catastrophes have been conceptualized as governance challenges and explains how health and humanitarian assistance experienced “securitization” in the post-Cold War period.

  • The meaning of Moscow: "Non-lethal" weapons and international law in the early 21st century

    This article analyses the relationship between "non-lethal" weapons and international law in the early 21st century by focusing on the most seminal incident to date in the short history of the "non-lethal" weapons debate, the use of an incapacitating chemical to end a terrorist attack on a Moscow theatre in October 2002.