Volume 6 No 1
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Keynote “Internal displacement: opportunities and challenges in a world of mobility and vulnerabilities”
Global Classroom: Internal Displacement
The intersection of internal displacement in the context of armed conflict and violence with climate change and disasters
An examination of the protection of the rights of internally displaced persons in Europe: From the Kampala Convention and the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement to a European convention
Zoi Aliozi, Stav Dor, Anne Sophie Gscheidlen, Chiara Passuello and Adam Drnovsky
Climate displacement and the relevance of climate justice: A trend analysis of South Africa, Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Liberia
Ademola Oluborode Jegede, Gerald Dan Yeakula, Justin Monyping Ater, Mosupatsila Mothohabonoe Nare and Zanele Christine Fengu
A lack of legal frameworks for internally displaced persons impacted by climate change and natural disasters: Analysis of regulatory challenges in Bangladesh, India and the Pacific Islands
Isaac McNeill, Asma Al Amin, Giwoong Son and Swasti Karmacharya
The socio-economic status of internally displaced people in South East Europe: The cases of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo
Marina Simić, Alisa Berezina, Nataša Ivaneža, Stamatis Psaroudakis and Veronika Vasilić
Emergency response to the war in Ukraine: The role of state and non-state actors in supporting IDPs
Kristine Bdoyan, Yevgen Gerasymenko, Volha Khvasevich, Oleksandr Kyselov and Nuno Oliveira
The enigma of internally displaced persons in Latin America and the Caribbean: An inquiry into natural disasters and climate-change-related displacements in The Bahamas, Honduras, Peru and Brazil
Ezequiel Fernández Bravo, Mayra A. Scaramutti, Anna Laura Feitosa, Gina Bertolone and Dahyana Suarez Lucián
Decades of wars in Iraq and Yemen and the protracted displacement crisis: The impact on women and children
Iasmin Ait Youssef and Kai Wangle
ItemGlobal Campus Human Rights Journal, Volume 6 No 1(Global Campus Human Rights, 2022)This volume of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal is a collection of articles on internal diplacement in the context of armed conflict and violence with climate change and disasters in various regions of the world. This was the theme of the Global Classroom in 2022, organised every year by Global Campus of Human Rights.
ItemKeynote "Internal displacement: opportunities and challenges in a world of mobility and vulnerabilities"(Global Campus Human Rights, 2022)Keynote address by Cecilia Jimenez-Damary - UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) - at the Conference on Internal Displacement, for the GC Global Classroom 2022, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 30 May 2022.
ItemThe intersection of internal displacement in the context of armed conflict and violence with climate change and disasters(Global Campus Human Rights, 2022)The Global Classroom is one of the flagship international activities of the Global Campus of Human Rights, the aim of which is to bring together students, professors and experts from all its regional programmes. The Classroom conducts team research on a topic of current interest for all the regions involved, and this is studied, analysed and discussed through the lenses of different regional perspectives in a week-long conference. The discussion is enriched with the participation of experts including representatives of states, United Nations (UN) agencies and civil society organisations (CSOs). The uniqueness of this annual event lies in the possibility of understanding key regional perspectives and deepening the study of global human rights and democracy challenges. Since 2014, it has become an established practice to link the Global Classroom event to the annual Global Campus (GC) research programme. The benefit of this is the opportunity for students, academics and experts to interact in an open lively forum and provide inputs which could feed into the research programme and enrich its findings. The 2022 Global Classroom was hosted by GC Africa and coordinated by the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights in Pretoria, South Africa, from 30 May to 4 June 2022. This year's Global Classroom research theme was internal displacement. Students from the GC regional programmes came together to present their work on internal displacement to an audience made up of experts from academia, government agencies, UN and CSOs. Notably, the event was attended by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
ItemAn examination of the protection of the rights of internally displaced persons in Europe: From the Kampala Convention and the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement to a European convention(Global Campus Human Rights, 2022)At a time when violence and climate change are causing the displacement of millions of individuals globally, this article argues that the protection of the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) should be put at the top of the European agenda. In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is more important than ever that Europe creates its own legal protection framework. This article addresses the two major drivers of internal displacement, climate and conflict, and their impact on the rights of IDPs. It examines the existing framework of IDP protection in humanitarian law, the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, the African Union’s Kampala Convention, and the existing case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) pertaining to IDPs’ rights. Through a human rights lens this article analyses both the merits and gaps of existing frameworks from which a European convention must learn. Using climate justice, intersectionality and psychological approaches, inter alia, it elaborates on various shortcomings identified in the areas of climate-induced displacement, mental health and the protection of vulnerable groups of IDPs, on which a European framework on IDP protection must expand. The goal of this article is to examine the above-mentioned issues not only in the context of current challenges but also in relation to future developments, since we will see further increases in internal displacement due to both armed conflict and climate change.
ItemClimate displacement and the relevance of climate justice: A trend analysis of South Africa, Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Liberia(Global Campus Human Rights, 2022)Displacement is a major consequence of climate change being faced by populations in Africa, as shown in the experiences of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Liberia and South Sudan. As a response to the injustices and inequalities experienced by vulnerable communities, the concept of climate justice has featured in academic writings and international policy documents on climate change. However, its reflection and application in domestic legal frameworks to the specific situation of climate-induced internal displacement in Africa are scant in academic engagement. Using a doctrinal approach in engaging with existing writings and instruments on displacement and climate justice, the study interrogates the extent to which the legal framework in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Liberia and South Sudan may apply in achieving climate justice for displaced persons. The study demonstrates that whereas there is a recognition of climate justice as a legal response to climate-induced internal displacement in international law, much remains to be achieved in terms of the reflection and application of the existing legal framework at the domestic level. It then makes specific recommendations on how to strengthen existing instruments to achieve climate justice for displaced persons.