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Protection of the African refugees and internally displaced persons

Richard Chidowore

Protection of the African refugees and internally displaced persons

by Richard Chidowore

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Published by Southern African Research and Documentation Centre, African Commission on Human and Peoples" Rights in Harare, Zimbabwe, Banjul, the Gambia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Refugees -- Protection -- Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Refugees -- Civil rights -- Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Refugees -- Government policy -- Africa -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[report compiled by Richard Chidowore and Diana Cammack].
      ContributionsCammack, Diana Rose, 1945-, Southern African Research and Documentation Centre., African Commission on Human and Peoples" Rights., Seminar on Protection of the African Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (1994 : Harare, Zimbabwe)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV640.5.A3 C55 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination42 p. ;
      Number of Pages42
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL654550M
      ISBN 10079741536X
      LC Control Number96981802

      Field Listing:: Refugees and internally displaced persons This entry includes those persons residing in a country as refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), or stateless persons. Each country's refugee entry includes only countries of origin that are the source of refugee populations of 5, or more. An internally displaced person (IDP) is someone who is forced to flee his or her home but who remains within his or her country's are often referred to as refugees, although they do not fall within the current legal definition of a refugee.. At the end of it was estimated there were million IDPs worldwide, the highest level since , the first year for which .

      The International Protection of Internally Displaced Persons (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law) Commander's Guide to Supporting Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Handbook. legal analyses and interpretations of the African Union convention for the protection and assistance of internally displaced persons. by. Adopted by the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government in , the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance .

        One debate concerns the definition of internally displaced persons, a descriptive rather than legal definition provided in the Guiding Principles. Some commentators have argued that the description is too broad to be operational, covering as it does a wide spectrum of causes of internal displacement including conflict, natural disasters and.   Extract. With the adoption on 22 October of the African Union (AU) Convention for the Protection and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in Africa - also known as the Kampala Convention - Africa has acted as a pioneer in the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs).Author: Moetsi Duchatellier, Catherine Phuong.


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Protection of the African refugees and internally displaced persons by Richard Chidowore Download PDF EPUB FB2

(Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights).

The Steering Group identified key topic areas for guidance to national authorities that are based on an. Internally displaced persons, or “IDPs,” are part of the broader civilian population that needs protection and assistance because of conflict and human rights abuses.

The focus on. The Global Compact on Refugees; Our fight against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment ; Advocacy; Asylum and Migration; Cash-Based Interventions; Coordinating Assistance; Education; Ending Statelessness; Environment, Disasters and Climate Change; Innovation; Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion; Protection; Public Health; Safeguarding.

Get this from a library. Protection of the African refugees and internally displaced persons. [Richard Chidowore; Diana Rose Cammack; Southern African Research and Documentation Centre.; African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.] -- Reports on a seminar held in Harare, Feb   1 Internally Displaced Persons (‘IDPs’) are described by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement as persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence.

Adopted in Kampala, Uganda during an October Special Summit of Heads of State and Government on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, the African Union Convention on. Civilians in Southern Sudan displaced by fighting: There are nearly 12 million internally displaced people in Africa, but with less support and legal protection than refugees who cross borders.

Today, there are million displaced people worldwide, of which million are refugees, million are internally displaced persons, and 1 million are waiting for their asylum application to be adjudicated, according to UNHCR’s report on refugees, asylum seekers, returnees, internally displaced and stateless persons3.

Many of Cited by: 1. An internally displaced person (IDP) is someone who is forced to flee his or her home but who remains within his or her country's borders. They are often referred to as refugees, although they do not fall within the legal definitions of a : million.

Get this from a library. Human rights protection for refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced persons: a guide to international mechanisms and procedures. [Joan Fitzpatrick;] -- "This volume provides a detailed and concrete analysis of how human rights complaints mechanisms can be accessed by refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced persons.

The Kampala Convention (formally, the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa) is a treaty of the African Union that addresses internal displacement caused by armed conflict, natural disasters and large-scale development projects in Africa.

The Convention was adopted in Octoberfollowing a. See United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Executive Committee, 45 th Session, EC/SCP/87, 17 August‘Protection Aspects of UNHCR Activities on Behalf of Internally Displaced Persons’, Introduction, para.4; as excerpted in Chimni (note 46) pp–39 at p, where it is stated that ‘[b]y recognising that the problems of Cited by: 8.

The total number of refugees and internally displaced persons, now at over 65 million, continues to grow as violent conflict report, Forcibly Displaced: Toward a. The International Protection of Internally Displaced Persons Despite the fact that there are up to 25 million internally displaced persons around the world, their plight is still little known.

Like refugees, internally displaced persons have been forced to leave their homes because of armed conflict and human rights abuses, but they have not. First was the appointment of a representative of the U.N.

secretary-general on internally displaced persons, at the request of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, to focus on the human rights dimensions of internal displacement and to study ways and means of promoting increased protection and assistance to internally displaced populations.

The IDPs living in camps receive practically no physical protection. Normally, only a handful of government soldiers are assigned to protect a camp hosting approximat IDPs. Insecurity along the roads has rendered many of the camps inaccessible for delivery of vital food and other humanitarian assistance, except with heavy military escort.

The book does not cover in depth the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, 5 which contains relevant and novel norms of humanitarian law applicable in both non-international and international armed : Tohouindji G.

Christian Hessou. Regional protection for refugees. Australian law and policy reform. It is well known that over half of the world’s 70 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) do not live in camps, but in towns and cities.

The virus is currently present in 50 African countries. The prospects for the forthcoming weeks are grim. The numbers are startling.

There are close to 40 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the world today, uprooted by conflict and human rights violations. The problems facing Author: Roberta Cohen. protecting the human rights of returnees and internally displaced persons. People of African Unity (OAU) Convention on Refugees and the Cartagena Declaration — to Chapter XI • Monitoring and Protecting the Human Rights of Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons.

IDPs are distinguishable from other persons in movement, and are. Review of the hardback:'This book can serve as a reference book to practitioners and academics working on the issue of protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) a chapter on sovereignty and intervention provides a useful contribution to the literature on sovereignty vs.

states' responsibility.' Source: Book NotesCited by:   Who: Organized by Department of Political Affairs at the African Union Commission. Background Africa is home to at over million forcibly displaced persons, made up of million refugees and million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The continental also hostsasylum seekers and somestateless persons.It has been estimated that out of the 33 million internally displaced persons in the world, Nigeria accounts for about million representing 10 per cent of the total of IDPs as at May