The international protection of internally displaced persons by Catherine Phuong

By Catherine Phuong

Even though there are as much as 25 million internally displaced individuals around the globe, their plight continues to be little identified. Like refugees, internally displaced individuals were compelled to depart their houses due to battle and human rights abuses, yet they've got no longer left their nation. This has significant results when it comes to the security on hand to them. This booklet goals to provide a transparent and simply available assessment of this significant humanitarian and human rights problem. by contrast with different books at the subject, it offers an aim assessment of UN efforts to guard the internally displaced. it is going to be of curiosity to all these concerned with the internally displaced, in addition to someone trying to achieve an total realizing of this advanced factor.

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87 A broad approach is also required with regard to returnees who return to their state, but are unable to return to their former homes and find themselves internally displaced. For instance, some returnees in the former Yugoslavia have discovered that the area where they used to live is now dominated by a different ethnic group which does not welcome their return. 89 The Analytical Report of the Secretary-General referred to all the scenarios described above, except development projects.

OAU Convention Relating to the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, 1001 UNTS 45 (hereinafter the 1969 OAU Convention). For more detail, see for instance the special issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law, ‘Organisation of African Unity/United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Addis Ababa Symposium on Refugees and the Problems of Forced Population Displacements in Africa, 8--10 September 1994’, July 1995. 1. 190 (hereinafter the 1984 Cartagena Declaration). See G. Goodwin-Gill, ‘The Individual Refugee, the 1951 Convention and the Treaty of Amsterdam’, in E.

Hartling, ‘The Concept and Definition of ‘‘Refugee” -- Legal and Humanitarian Aspects’ (1979) 48 Nordisk Tidsskrift for International Ret 125 at 135. It was set up in 1975 as an organ of UNHCR to assist states with the interpretation of the provisions of the 1951 Convention. See G. ), 14. See N. Geissler, Der völkerrechtliche Schutz der Internally Displaced Persons: eine Analyse des normativen and institutionellen Schutzes der IDPs im Rahmen innerer Unruhen and night-internationaler Konflikte (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1999), 37.

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