International refugee law series ; 12. Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2018, ISBN ; 9789004353312.
By 2017, it was estimated that over 40 million people were displaced within their own countries by conflict and violence across at least 56 countries worldwide. Solutions to the epidemic of forced internal displacement are frequently premised on the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Indeed, as a characteristic need of IDPs, such returns benefit from a special protection framework developed by IDP protection instruments such as the Guiding Principles. However, the legal status of those instruments remains ambiguous, generating attendant questions about the congruity of the IDP return framework with existing international law. Moreover, limited knowledge exists on its practical implementation. As a result, both inter-national agencies and individual scholars have repeatedly issued urgent calls for comprehensive and grounded theoretical investigation into this topic. This book answers those long-standing calls for research by presenting a detailed study of the return of conflict-afffected IDPs under international law.
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Preliminary Material Introduction: Returns of Internally Displaced Persons: The Balkans and Beyond IDP Returns in Human Rights Treaty Law: A Matter of Right(s) IDP Returns and Armed Conflict: Treaty and Customary Norms 'Voluntariness, Safety and Dignity': Development of the Return Principles 'Voluntariness, Safety and Dignity': Basis and Scope in International Law Colombia 1997-2007: Conflict, Desplazados and Law Desplazado Returns in Law and Policy: A Colombian Conceptual Model Implementing Returns: Local Committees and Return Plans Safeguarding Returns: The Armed Forces and State Authority The Centrality of 'Collaboration': Non-State Armed Groups and Returns In the Eye of the Storm: Desplazado Returns and Agency Beyond the Balkans: Returns, Armed Conflict and Colombia Appendix 1: Rionegro Province, Cundinamarca Department Appendix 2: Montes de María Region: Bolívar and Sucre Departments Appendix 3: Magdalena Medio Region: Santander Department Appendix 4: Sur de Bolívar Region: Bolívar Department Appendix 5: Oriente Antioqueño: Antioquia Department Appendix 6: Nariño Department Appendix 7: Cundinamarca Department Bibliography Index.
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Print version: Cantor, David James Returns of Internally Displaced Persons in Armed Conflict : International Law and Its Application in Colombia Boston : BRILL,c2018