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Lives across the frontline: internal displacement in a divided Ukraine

In the absence of any progress in the peace process, Ukraine is facing the challenge of protracted internal displacement. IDMC’s director, Alexandra Bilak and researcher & writer, Elizabeth Rushing, report on their findings from discussions in September 2017 with displacement-affected communities living along the conflict’s contact line.

18 October 2017 | Blog Post

Ukraine: Translating IDPs' protection into legislative action

More than 1.6 million people are registered as internally displaced in Ukraine.This paper provides an overview of issues that have emerged during Ukraine’s development of a normative response to internal displacement, and the challenges inherent in implementing the regulatory framework that was established at the onset of the crisis.

19 December 2016 | Publication

CERD Submission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015

IDMC's written statement to the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Bosnia and Herzegovina, emphasising outstanding discrimination and protection needs of IDPs in protracted displacement with recommendations to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

15 April 2015 | Human Rights Mechanism

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethno-political agendas still prolonging displacement

Ethnic divisions are still prolonging internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina nearly twenty years after the war ended despite massive international assistance over that period.

19 November 2014 | Overview

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Internal displacement as of 14 november 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of November 2014

19 November 2014 | Map

Written statement to the UPR pre-session: Internal displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

IDMC's written statement to the UPR pre-session on Bosnia and Herzegovina, highlighting outstanding protection needs of IDPs in protracted displacement with recommendations to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

09 October 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Floods cause new displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Severe flooding and landslides have caused over two billion euros in damages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Losses have resulted in heightened vulnerability of IDPs, returnees and Roma.

05 September 2014 | Blog Post

Submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina (supplement to information submitted on 21 May 2014)

IDMC’s submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina, supplementary information to the May 2014 submission including displacement as a result of floods and landslides

21 August 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Born in displacement: Challenges in assisting and protecting descendants of internally displaced people

Are children born to IDPs also IDPs? If so, until when? IDMC discusses the risks and issues surrounding children born in displacement

27 June 2014 | Publication

Q&A: If born in displacement, are you automatically an IDP?

IDMC attempts to unpack the question: are children born to internally displaced people (IDPs) themselves IDPs, and what are the impacts?

27 June 2014 | Blog Post

Submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina

In a submission to the European Commission on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs, including Roma IDPs.

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Submission to the European Commission on Serbia

In a submission to the European Commission on Serbia, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs.

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Submission to the European Commission on Kosovo

In a submission to the European Commission on Serbia, IDMC raises outstanding protection issues for IDPs

21 May 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Azerbaijan: After more than 20 years, IDPs still urgently need policies to support full integration

IDMC explains how IDPs in Azerbaijan are blocked from full integration because displacement is still largely considered 'temporary' two decades after the conflict.

26 March 2014 | Overview

Can Azerbaijan solve internal displacement in Europe?

IDMC calls on Azerbaijan to use its upcoming tenure at the Council of Europe to resolve displacement for Europe's 2.3 million IDPs.

26 March 2014 | Blog Post

CESCR Submission Serbia 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, IDMC provides information on self-determination and children while urging the Committee to ensure progressive realization of IDPs’ rights.

14 March 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

UPR Submission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC provides information and recommendations on discrimination of IDPs, as well as their rights to social security, housing, property and education.

14 March 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

CCPR submission Kyrgyzstan 2014

In this submission to the UN’s Human Rights Committee on Kyrgyzstan, IDMC outlines issues of discrimination, treatment before the law and courts and public participation which are preventing achievement of durable solutions.

13 February 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

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.

27 January 2014 | Blog Post

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.

24 January 2014 | Blog Post

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CESCR pre-sessional Serbia 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Serbia, IDMC outlines numerous issues IDPs face related to discrimination, employment, social security, housing, health and education.

30 September 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

Five years on from the Georgia-Russia war: Georgian IDPs still in need

Earlier this month was the fifth anniversary of the Georgia-Russia war, leaving tens of thousands of people displaced. For most, returning home remains an elusive hope.

21 August 2013 | Blog Post

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HRC Submission Georgia 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Human Rights Committee on Georgia, IDMC raises problems IDPs face with discrimination, freedom of movement and public participation.

09 August 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

Will the victims of Bosnia’s war finally get justice?

On the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, the UN’s reinstatement of charges against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić offers some hope to those driven from their homes during the 1990’s.

15 July 2013 | Blog Post

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