Expert Opinion

Expert opinion | 27 January 2014

Forced evictions of displaced people lies in the dark shadows of Sochi Olympics

As Russia prepares for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, people living in displacement for 20 years are being bulldozed away in neighbouring Ingushetia. These types of forced evictions – illegal under international law – are quietly putting hundreds of displaced people in the North Caucasus out in the cold.

 

Expert opinion | 24 January 2014

IDP rights in Kosovo and Serbia should be a key consideration for EU membership talks

As Serbia begins accession talks with the EU, IDMC highlights how the recent local elections in Kosovo signal a positive step forward for marginalised internally displaced (IDP) communities, and calls on the EU to consider the plight of IDPs when assessing suitability of EU membership.

 

Expert opinion | 14 January 2014

Why now is not the time for UN watchdogs to drop the ball on the DRC

With reports of the re-emergence of the notorious M23 armed group within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IDMC’s argues for the renewal of the mandate of the ‘United Nations Group of Experts’, due to expire February 2014.

 

Expert opinion | 10 January 2014

South Sudan: A multi-causal crisis in dire need of multi-level approach to peace

With protracted crisis in South Sudan and the conflicting parties holding talks in Addis Ababa, IDMC explains why long term solutions for those affected are reliant on a true national peace building process to support a comprehensive political solution.

 

Expert opinion | 13 December 2013

4 Recommendations for next steps in Central African Republic

Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been escalating in recent weeks, bringing the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) to over a staggering half million. IDMC explores key recommendations on what the next steps should be.

 

Expert opinion | 06 December 2013

Africa’s ground-breaking convention on internal displacement reaches first anniversary

In a report released one year after the Kampala Convention came into force, the African Union Commission together with the IDMC take a look back to see what progress has been

 

Expert opinion | 22 November 2013

Update from COP19: Displacement sidelined as negotiations bottleneck around money talk

IDMC expresses concern over COP19 agenda as focus turns towards issues of compensation and discussions on population displacement are sidelined.

 

Expert opinion | 20 November 2013

Why should governments negotiating on climate change care about displacement?

As negotiations at UN’s climate change conference (COP19) continue, IDMC data illustrates scale and seriousness of disaster-induced displacement worldwide.

 

Expert opinion | 19 November 2013

Increasing movement of IDPs out of areas worst affected by Haiyan as displacement figures rise to over 4.4 million

IDPs in Philippines move out of the worst-affected areas in response to deteriorating conditions, insecurity and lack of access to shelter, food and other life-saving assistance.

 

Expert opinion | 15 November 2013

The Oslo Accords, 20 years of a worsening humanitarian situation, time for a creative rethink?

The twenty years since peace process have seen more discriminatory planning policies and settlement construction than the thirty years preceding it, leading to a dramatic increase in displacement and movement restrictions.

 

Expert opinion | 13 November 2013

1 in 10 Filipinos affected by Haiyan, as picture of mass displacement emerges

An estimated 4.4 million people have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, IDMC calls for planning that will support sustainable recovery and mitigate against further disaster.

 

Expert opinion | 05 November 2013

Criminal violence and internal displacement in Mexico: evidence, perception and challenges

Video presenting evidence of violence-induced internal displacement in Mexico, the ways in which both society and the government addressed it, and the challenges ahead for Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration.

 

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