On 23 October 2019, the UN Secretary-General announced the establishment of a High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement in an event organised to mark the 10-anniversary of the adoption of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa a.k.a Kampala Convention. Herein, I argue that the yet to be composed panel should look deeply into the vulnerabilities of refugees and focus on addressing the root causes of internal displacements.
Despite tremendous technological advancements, increase in number of ‘experts’ with spectacular insights on laws and policies to make this world a better place, international community still grapple with disturbing cases and statistics of human rights abuses including conflict-related sexual violence. Consequently, the need to empower national and international practitioners on documentation and investigation has suffused among humanitarian and development actors as one of the measures of tackling impunity and guaranteeing non-repetition of human rights abuses and violations.
Hits: 66Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by Refugee Law Project on March 8, 2018. Click HERE to download the statement. We recently commemorated the International Women’s Day under the themes “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists transforming Women’s Lives” (international) “Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls: Challenges and Opportunities” (national). I invite you to read Refugee Law
Hits: 56 Greetings from SOAS Refugee Forum. The podcast for the second episode of SOAS Refugee Forum is now available for download on SOAS Radio website. This podcast presents interviews conducted during the Ockenden International Prize Award which took place on 7th March 2017. Enjoy listening to Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE (Emerata Professor and Associate,
Hits: 52Dear Friends, greetings from London, This is to inform you that I host a weekly half-hour radio talk show on SOAS Radio in a programme called SOAS Refugee Forum. Participants for this talk show are drawn from lecturers, researchers, refugees, refugee serving agencies (inter alia; CSO, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs), students, UN workers, government officials, and guests from