Internal displacement in South Asia: the relevance of the UN's guiding principles
This book deals with the situation of internally displaced people - those who have been forcibly displaced by natural disasters or development projects.
Each chapter is a case study authored by specialists from seven countries - India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mayanmar and Afghanistan. The latter two countries have been included for their shared ethnic continuities with people of the neighbouring countries. The authors provide recommendations on how to minimize the insecurity of the displaced, as well as suggesting early warning systems as preventive measures to forestall displacement at the outset.
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In May 1996 another 30,000-50,000 persons were displaced when the military
took control over the whole of Jaffna peninsula. By mid -June 1996 many of the
displaced in the military- controlled peninsula returned to their homes, but those
rights that were committed following military reversals or acts of terror carried out
by the LTTE. Many incidents of corruption such as stealing of aid given to IDPs,
for personal use or for economic benefit, were also reported. As will be seen from
Likewise, the exception for 'imperative military reasons' does not apply. Although
it is plain that ridding a contested area of civilian habitation can bring military
advantage, the International Committee of the Red Cross has noted that 'the ...
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