27 February 2013

Thematic Focus: Internally Displaced

Some changes afoot at the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC):  First, the organization is advertising for a new Head, preferably someone who can start as soon as possible.  The deadline for applications is 11 March 2013.

Second, check out the IDMC blog.  Posts highlight country profiles and report on key developments such as 15 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, the landmark "Act Protecting the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons" approved in the Philippines, and the entering into force of the Kampala Convention (more on each of these below).

As was noted in this post from last August, the results from a survey conducted by the IDMC regarding their web site will be used to inform further changes, so watch their various spaces for updates!

Other recent items:

Analysis: Afghan Government Promises Rethink on IDPs (IRIN, Feb. 2013) [text]

Flocks without Shepherds? Governmentality, Sovereignty and the Paradoxical Politics of IDP Protection Policy, Oxford, 30 Jan. 2013 [podcast]

Internally Displaced Persons in the Georgian Labour Market (Tbilisi State University, May 2012) [text]

Kampala Convention Breaks New Ground for Protecting Internally Displaced Persons (Human Rights Brief Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

Letter from Chaloka Beyani (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Feb. 2013) [text]
- Produced monthly (see back issues), the latest letter report's on the project's 5-year strategic plan and notes Kenya's new IDP Act.

Philippines Passes Historic Bill to Protect Internally Displaced (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]

Taking Stock of Internal Displacement: Twenty Years On, Geneva, 28-29 November 2012 [text]
- Conference report.

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools. 

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