Title: The internally displaced persons and the need of a normative framework

Authors: Vasileia M. Pitarokoili

Addresses: Faculty of Law, Public International Law Library and European Law Library, 14 Sina Street, 3rd floor, Athens, Greece

Abstract: Despite the protection offered by the international community to certain categories of people in distress, there are others who tend to be left aside of conventional provisions. Today, the greatest amount of international humanitarian attention is given to refugee populations in camps, with very little support to those who are displaced inside their own country. This prejudice reflects the restrictions posed by the mandate of various human rights agencies but also by the plea of state sovereignty. International community needs in a human rights oriented approach to focus on the particular problems faced by specific people in distress. This is the ultimate way to ensure that equity is served.

Keywords: internally displaced persons; IDPs; guiding principles; internal displacement; state sovereignty; human rights; equity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2014.067887

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2014 Vol.2 No.4, pp.384 - 398

Received: 27 Nov 2014
Accepted: 08 Dec 2014

Published online: 06 Mar 2015 *

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