February 2, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons Chaloka Beyani on Friday encouraged the UN and the international community to address the safety and security of South Sudan's internally displaced persons. The number of internally displaced persons in South Sudan has ...[read more]
January 9, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
Chaloka Beyani, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, on Wednesday urged the international community to assist the approximately one million individuals who have been internally displaced by the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), by ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
UN Special Raporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) Chaloka Beyani urged the government of Serbia and authorities in Kosovo on Tuesday to cooperate and discharge their primary responsibility for applying lasting solutions for IDPs in Serbia and Kosovo. "The time is now ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDP) Chaloka Beyani urged the transitional government of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday to do "its utmost to ensure the protection of IDPs and to facilitate the humanitarian response." The current crisis ...[read more]
June 18, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
UN independent expert Chaloka Beyani commended the government of Georgia Monday for its ongoing commitment to improving the living conditions of internally displaced people (IDPs) but called for the country to develop an integrated approach to address all waves of IDPs. Specifically, Beyani ...[read more]
February 8, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The Congress of the Philippines on Wednesday passed a bill to protect the rights of more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs). The bill was praised by the UN Refugee Agency on Friday. If the bill is signed into law, the Philippines will become the first country in the Asia-Pacific ...[read more]
December 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A UN independent expert on Thursday praised a convention passed by the African Union (AU) to protect internally displaced persons (IDPs). The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention) was passed in 2009 and came into ...[read more]
November 18, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
In an emergency meeting on Saturday, the UN Security Council condemned a series of guerrilla attacks by M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This came after the most recent attack by the group in the eastern region of the DRC as they advance to Goma. The Security Council ...[read more]
July 24, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) announced Tuesday that it is sending human rights officials to investigate the recent attack on a relocation camp for internally displaced persons in Nahibly, Ivory Coast. The attack took place last Friday when around 300 individuals ...[read more]
September 19, 2009
by Bhargav Katikaneni
UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe on Saturday urged the Sri Lankan government to conduct an independent inquiry into allegations of war crimes during the civil war against the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). After a visit to camps for internally ...[read more]

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