Last week a 300 page manual on internally displaced persons, written by Rhodri C. Williams, who is a guest researcher at the Åland Islands Peace Institute, was presented at the Oslo Conference on Ten Yers of Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.
This manual is providing guidance to national authorities seeking to prepare and enact domestic legislation and policies addressing internal displacement in their country. It is presenting advice on how to shape laws and policies addressing the protection, ensuring the rights and assistance needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs). The Manual is largely based on the experience of some twenty countries that actually have passed laws and policies on IDPs already.
More information on the manual can be found here.
More information on the conference and on IDP’s can be found here.