Masses in Flight The Global Crisis of Internal Displacement

ISBN-10: 0815715110
ISBN-13: 9780815715115
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 3/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 436
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Global Overview
Framing a Definition
Causes of Internal Displacement
Impact of Displacement
Internally Displaced Persons as a Special Category
Why Internally Displaced Persons Do Not Become Refugees
Statistics on Internally Displaced Persons
When Does Displacement End?
Regional Dynamics
Conclusion
Legal Framework
Applicable Law in Recognized Situations
Protection against Forced Displacement
Protecting the Particular Needs of Internally Displaced Persons
International Provision of Humanitarian Assistance
Conclusion
Institutional Arrangements
Mandates and Capacities of Operational Organizations
Coordination by the Emergency Relief Coordinator
UN Human Rights System
Representative of the Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons
Gaps in the International System
Options for Institutional Reform
Steps to Improve the Current System
Conclusion
The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations
Selection of NGOs
Mandates and Policies on Internally Displaced Persons
Definitional Issues
Scope of Assistance Activities and the Need for Coordination
Improving NGO Practices
Protection and Human Rights Concerns
Promoting Durable Solutions
Conclusion
Regional Responses
Africa: Grappling with Sovereignty
Europe: Preventive Diplomacy
The Americas: Institutional Innovations
The Middle East: A Narrow Focus
Asia: Organizational Vacuum
Conclusion
Strategies and Recommendations
Preventive Strategies
Protection Integrated with Assistance
Enforcement Measures When Human Rights Abuses Are Gross and Systematic
Solutions
Conclusion
Proposed Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
Notes
Index

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