The Role of International Humanitarian Law in the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

Gillard, Emanuela-Chiara
January 2005
Refugee Survey Quarterly;2005, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p37
Academic Journal
The article discusses the legal frameworks of the international humanitarian law which is important to the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs). It notes the expansion of the provisions 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees to include people who have fled across international borders due to arm conflicts and systematic violations of human rights. It also outlines the jurisprudence of the ad hoc international criminal tribunals pertaining to forced displacement.


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