IDP Laws and Policies: A Mapping Tool

ESPMI Network


The database is divided into five sections:

  • Laws : laws on internal displacement
  • Policies: policies and other non-legally binding instruments on internal displacement
  • Processes: Laws, policies and other instruments under development or not yet adopted
  • Other normative instruments: laws and policies relevant but not specific to IDPs’ protection
  • The Kampala Convention and the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region (Great Lakes Pact)

    Mapping national laws and policies on internal displacement
    The development of laws and policies that address the plight of internally displaced people (IDPs) is becoming a global trend. National authorities are increasingly expressing their commitment to implementing the standards set out in the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and other supranational instruments through the adoption of national laws, policies, decrees, protocols, strategies and action plans.

    In mid-2015, the global protection cluster (GPC) task team on law and policy, co-chaired…

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