The Kampala Convention and Its Contributions to International Law

Legal Analyses and Interpretations of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons

By Mehari Taddele Maru

This book examines the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons - known as the Kampala Convention - which entered into force on December 6, 2012. The book sets out the shortcomings of international law relating to internal displacement - more specifically, the 'protection gap.' The book shows how the Kampala Convention not only fills this 'protection gap,' but also how it contributes to the overall development of norms in international, regional, and national laws governing internal displacement. The book will be of interest to scholars of international law and human rights, as well as to experts in peace and security, and to practitioners in humanitarian organizations, the African Union, the United Nations, and Regional Economic Communities (RECs). [Subject: International Law, Human Rights Law]

400 pages

Publication Date: 3/24/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789462361027

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