Category: Displacement

Consultation on Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons in the Context of Shrinking Humanitarian Space – Pakistan

The consultation in Pakistan, titled “Consultation on Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons in the Context of Shrinking Humanitarian Space”, was held in on 13 December. Politicians, lawyers, journalists and human rights activists comprised the 20 participants. Following an introduction to SAHR’s work on IDPs, and a summary of the UN guiding principles on displacement, presentations were made on the...

Sri Lankan National Consultation on IDPs

In Sri Lanka, the consultation involved about 30 people from both NGOs and INGOs. All of the invitees had some experience working in the field of displacement, and efforts were made to involve a wide range of experts in order to have the concerns of the various populations they deal with, heard at this consultation. The consultation’s focus was to...

National Consultation for Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons – Nepal

In Nepal, the National Consultation for Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons was held on 26th August, with around 50 attendees representing conflict victims, human rights activists, civil society leaders, academics, and students. The Chief Guest was the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, Rt. Hon. Kedar Nath Upadhyay. With many people displaced during the recent conflict in Nepal,...

National Conference on Internal Displacement in India: Issues and Perspectives – India

The Indian consultation was held on 17th July and drew participants from civil society, including lawyers, journalists, academics, and other human rights activists. Discussions centred around the Deng Principles, as well as the particular plight of development and conflict-induced displaced persons, the effects of internal displacement on neighbouring countries, gender issues within the context of IDPs, and the issue of...

National Consultation on Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons in the context of Shrinking Humanitarian Space – Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi consultation, held on 15th May 2012, involved human rights activists and academics. Key issues raised at the consultation, included the need to incorporate the concerns of IDPs into the policy making process of relevant ministries, as well as adopting a sustainable development policy that would lead to less involuntary displacement of people. Following an introduction of SAHR by...

IDP reports

As part of SAHR’s Displacement programme, the organization commissioned background papers on the situation of IDPs in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh India Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka