Forced migration and displacement in Africa: contexts, causes and consequences

By Kevin M. DeJesus The impetus for this special issue is the continuing need to identify, deconstruct, situate, analyze and re-situate the regional, national and internecine conflicts which drive the forced migration of citizens of the continent, and their impacts on the lived experiences of those Africans forced to flee their homes. The contributors to … Read more

Internal displacement as a research agenda in Africa

by Romola Adeola

With the growing population of persons internally displaced within state borders and the challenges relating to protection, the importance of giving attention to the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has emerged. Globally, this agenda has led to the emergence of a standard on internal displacement in the form of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement which was developed in 1998. In the last two decades, there have been significant progressions in the law and policy landscape attributable to the emergence of the Guiding Principles.

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Webinar: Urban internally displaced persons in an era of COVID-19 in Africa

On 8 October 2020, the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA), hosted a webinar on the situation of urban Internally Displaced Peoples in time of COVID-19 and how protection can be secured and enhanced. The project is an … Read more