Africa unites on human rights: A media guide to the Kampala Convention
December 2012

The adoption of the Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa by the African Union (AU) in October 2009 is an historic accomplishment. The so-called Kampala Convention is the first legally binding continental instrument in the world that imposes on states the obligation to protect and assist IDPs.



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