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A comprehensive approach to the problem of forced displacement involves understanding and addressing human rights issues in a multiplicity of forms. This collection aims to contribute to the institutional capacities of the many different players to `operationalise' the human rights of refugees and the internally displaced, by conceptualising the emerging issues and priorities, and advancing policy thinking on human rights and forced displacement.
Each of the sections of the book approaches this issue from a different perspective. The section on standards asks: What international human rights standards apply to the forcibly displaced? How do they apply? Have there been failures? Are there gaps in the international standards? Are there conflicts? The section on monitoring reporting asks: Who monitors human rights violations? Who reports the findings, and to whom? What are the respective responsibilities of the different actors? The section on solutions asks where solutions lie: Environmental planning and development? International prosecution of war criminals? Rebuilding legal infrastructures and national institutions? Enhancing the role of human rights NGOs to monitor, report, and frame forced displacement in human rights terms for increased public understanding and interest? The final section looks to the future, and considers where asylum fits into the spectrum of solving the nature of forced displacement today, the capacities and limitations of international criminal tribunals and the co-operative arrangements and practical divisions of labour that need to be fashioned between international agencies, and service relief providers.
This book provides detailed discussion of all the relevant national and international instruments that may be invoked in cases of forced displacement. It's in-depth survey includes relevant laws and policies from all fifteen of the countries that emerged from the USSR, as well as conventions dealing with migrants and refugees concluded by such organizations as the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the ILO, the European Union, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The work of non-governmental organizations in the field is also taken into account.

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long period of political, economic, and military power in a few families who caused dispossession, forced displacement, and environmental crisis (París-Pombo 2017). Guatemala has a 541-mile border with Mexico, which includes stretches of three rivers. On the Mexican side it borders Campeche, Tabasco

In: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology

400,000 people and the forced displacement of approximately 12 million inhabitants, more than half the country’s pre-war population. These figures form part of a broader expansion in the number of people around the globe who have been forcibly displaced: by the end of 2016, the United Nations had put

In: Global Responsibility to Protect

(both consensual and forced), political violence, and forced displacements—all important indices of segmentation—spawned a multitude of family types and a reconfiguration of kinship in different ways. An emphasis on the seemingly paradoxical processes of segmentation and creolization reflects several

In: Hawwa
Author: Tara L. Van Ho

violence. 5 Land was transferred – sometimes on a de facto basis but often through forced sales and other transfers that appeared legally valid 6 – to paramilitaries and armed opposition groups. 7 Corporations have been accused of being complicit in, or benefitting from, the forced displacements in

In: International Human Rights Law Review
Author: Bina D’Costa

migrant children. The real crisis in forced displacement and irregular migration in today’s world is that border regimes worldwide make desperate people turn to desperate measures and dangerous journeys. The large-scale movements of people and the rising number of children who are compelled to take

In: Global Responsibility to Protect
Author: Catherine Hamel

To My Beirut of Flesh and Blood is a drawing out of the personal cartography of forced displacement in space. It charts the unresolved existence that oscillates between the dangerously manipulative memories of a lost place and the difficulty of adaptation to new cultures and their accompanying space. It is a rich existence that defies the comfort of stale meaning. Life relentlessly demands to be reinterpreted from a different point of view. The 1975-1990 war in Beirut, Lebanon provided the real stage. This body, violent and violated, and the social space of the theatre are the consequent medium of expression. The body, a memory theatre where the fictional and factual are juxtaposed, yields complex interactions. It becomes author; performer and foolish witness forced and trained to continuously observe difficult knowledge. The narrative, as a way of knowledge formation, structures a discussion on identity in post conflict situations. The project evolves from work done in a residency with the One Yellow Rabbit Theatre group. Building on the question of how we seek definitions of identity in the built environment, it maps the author’s performance To My Beirut Of Flesh and Blood in drawing and words. It is a cartography of the territories of experience of identity fragmentation. The attempt to map this continuously shifting space emerges from the translations that occur in the oscillation between the different modes of expression [drawing, reflective words, scripts and performance] that constantly allude to another possible formulation. This intentional tracing of elusive shadows is the voicing of a subject to help it stand, not as a temporary emotive story, an accidental smudge, but as a narrative that confronts imposed ubiquity. We draw lines of distinction in the construction of our world. Lines that are rigid, aggressive, imposing. Lines that can be subtle, delicate, wondering. Vulnerable lines turn drawing into a questioning process, one that challenges one’s assuredness, intentions and assumptions. By intentionally displacing space to draw out an experience, the body becomes a site of migration of knowledge that dispels the boundaries imposed. It is a collision between modes of expression and experience that can never be perfectly matched. The reverberation of a collision is always more interesting than the obvious explosion.

In: The Many Facets of Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative Complexity
Author: Bina D’Costa

migrant children. The real crisis in forced displacement and irregular migration in today’s world is that border regimes worldwide make desperate people turn to desperate measures and dangerous journeys. The large-scale movements of people and the rising number of children who are compelled to take risky

In: Children and the Responsibility to Protect
Displacement and Deportation in Biblical and Modern Contexts
Interpreting Exile considers forced displacement and deportation in ancient Israel and comparable modern contexts in order to offer insight into the realities of war and exile in ancient Israel and their representations in the Hebrew Bible. Introductory essays describe the interdisciplinary and comparative approach and explain how it overcomes methodological dead ends and advances the study of war in ancient and modern contexts. Following essays, written by scholars from various disciplines, explore specific cases drawn from a wide variety of ancient and modern settings and consider archaeological, anthropological, physical, and psychological realities, as well as biblical, literary, artistic, and iconographic representations of displacement and exile. The volume as a whole places Israel’s experiences and expressions of forced displacement into the broader context of similar war-related phenomena from multiple contexts. The contributors are Rainer Albertz, Frank Ritchel Ames, Samuel E. Balentine, Bob Becking, Aaron A. Burke, David M. Carr, Marian H. Feldman, David G. Garber Jr., M. Jan Holton, Michael M. Homan, Hugo Kamya, Brad E. Kelle, T. M. Lemos, Nghana Lewis, Oded Lipschits, Christl M. Maier, Amy Meverden, William Morrow, Shelly Rambo, Janet L. Rumfelt, Carolyn J. Sharp, Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, and Jacob L. Wright.