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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Internally Displaced Persons: Guide to Legal Information Resources on the Web

Elisa Mason has published a new annotated web guide
on internally displaced persons on LLRX.

According to the 1998 United Nations Guiding Principles on
Internal Displacement, internally displaced
persons (IDP's) are "persons or groups of persons who have
been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or
places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of
or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict,
situations of generalized violence, violations of human
rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have
not crossed an internationally recognized State border."

The web guide encompasses international and regional
legal instruments and national legislation as well as
institutional arrangements for IDP's, conflict and disaster
IDP's, development IDP's and additional resources.