Internally Displaced People

Author: Janie Hampton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136547053
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The number of internally displaced people far outnumbers estimated refugees who have fled their countries. The majority of displaced populations survive with very little security or legal protection. Responding to the needs of internally displaced people is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time.;Revised and updated from the first edition, this volume includes information on internal displacement in 47 different countries across the globe - that is to say all countries experiencing conflict-induced displacement at the time of publication. There is discussion of the causes of displacement, patterns of flight, protection concerns and international response.

Radical Deprivation on Trial

Author: César Rodríguez-Garavito
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316404633
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This book is an empirical study of contributions by courts in the Global South to comparative constitutionalism. It offers an analytical framework for understanding these constitutional innovations and illustrates them with a qualitative study of the most ambitious case in constitutional adjudication in Latin America over the last decade: the Colombian Constitutional Court's structural injunction affecting the rights of over five million internally displaced people and its implementation process. Although the ruling (known as T25) was handed down in 2004, its monitoring process continues. This book traces the case's evolution from its origin to its effects on policy, politics and public opinion. It also compares the implementation and effects of T25 with those of other rulings on the rights to health, food, housing, and prison overcrowding in Colombia, India and South Africa. The study's insights will be of interest to scholars of comparative constitutionalism in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The Demography of Forced Migration

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309173896
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Because forced migration situations are often physically dangerous and politically complicated, estimates of these populations are often difficult to make. Estimates of forced migration vary, but it is probable that there are about 23 million refugees and more than 30 million internally displaced people.In order to assist specific groups of forced migrants and also to better understand the general plight of forced migrants, good demographic data are needed. However, collecting data on forced migration presents tremendous challenges for normal data collection processes and standards.To explore a range of issues about internally displaced persons and refugees, the Committee on Population of the National Research Council organized a Workshop on the Demography of Forced Migration in Washington, D.C., in November 1997. The purpose of the workshop was to investigate the ways in which population and other social scientists can produce more useful demographic information about forced migrant populations and how they differ. This report summarizes the background papers prepared for the meeting, the presentations, and the general discussion.

The International Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

Author: Catherine Phuong
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139442268
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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 war and human rights abuses, but they have not left their country. This has major consequences in terms of the protection available to them. This 2005 book aims to offer a clear and easily accessible overview of this important humanitarian and human rights challenge. In contrast with other books on the topic, it provides an objective evaluation of UN efforts to protect the internally displaced. It will be of interest to all those involved with the internally displaced, as well as anyone seeking to gain an overall understanding of this complex issue.

Armed Conflict Survey

Author: The International The International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781857437799
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The Armed Conflict Survey is a new annual publication from the International Institute for Strategic Studies, publisher of yearly reference work on national defence capabilities The Military Balance and annual review of world affairs Strategic Survey. The book is edited by Nigel Inkster, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk at the IISS. The ACS provides yearly data on fatalities, refugees and internally displaced people for all major armed conflicts, alongside in-depth analysis of their political, military and humanitarian dimensions. The first edition of the book covers the key developments and context of more than 40 conflicts, including those in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Myanmar, Syria and Yemen. This title features essays by some of the world's leading authorities on armed conflict, who write on subjects such as the development of jihadism after 9/11; hybrid warfare; refugees and internally displaced people; criminality and conflict; and the evolution of peacekeeping operations. The authors discuss the principal thematic and cross-regional trends that have emerged over the past year, complementing the granular approach to each conflict at the core of the book.The ACS also includes maps, infographics and multi-year data, as well as the highly regarded IISS Chart of Conflict. Low, Medium and High Intensity conflicts covered: Afghanistan; Armenia–Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh); Central African Republic; Central Asia; China (Xinjiang); Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); Egypt (Sinai); Ethiopia (ONLF/ONLA and OLF/OLA); India (Naxalites, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland); India-Pakistan (Kashmir); Iraq, Israel–Palestine; International terrorism/al-Qaeda; Kosovo; Lebanon-Hizbullah-Syria; Libya; Mali (The Sahel); Mexico (Cartels); Myanmar; Nigeria (Ethno-religious violence and Delta region); Pakistan (Balochistan and Sectarian violence); Philippines (ASG, MILF and NPA); Russia (North Caucasus); Somalia; South Sudan (Darfur); Southeast Asian Islamist terrorism (SAIT); Syria; Sudan; Southern Thailand; Turkey (PKK) and Yemen (Houthis / AQAP / SMM).

Education and Internally Displaced Persons

Author: Christine Smith
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441196498
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Explores the barriers and benefits to education that displacement may bring, as well as the specific challenges for education in the context of internal displacement.

Seeking Asylum in the UK

Author: Colin Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780406895929
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An examination of the emergence of the legal regime in the United Kingdom addressing refugees and asylum seekers.

Global Changes in Asylum Regimes

Author: D. Joly
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403914141
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This book examines convergent trends in asylum regimes around the world. It covers the main regions of the world where asylum is a critical problem: Europe, Africa and Central America. It also looks at the major issues: human rights; non-governmental organisation involvement; gender; return; comprehensive policy; European Union harmonisation; international intervention and temporary protection.

Masses in Flight

Author: Roberta Cohen
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815791355
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Since the end of the Cold War, increasing numbers of people have been forced to leave their homes as a result of armed conflict, internal strife, and systematic violations of human rights. Whereas refugees crossing national borders benefit from an established system of international protection and assistance, those who are displaced internally suffer from an absence of legal or institutional bases for their protection and assistance from the international community. This book analyzes the causes and consequences of displacement, including its devastating impact both within and beyond the borders of affected countries. It sets forth strategies for preventing displacement, a special legal framework tailored to the needs of the displaced, more effective institutional arrangements at the national, regional, and international levels, and increased capacities to address the protection, human rights, and reintegration and development needs of the displaced.