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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

Submission for the EU-Azerbaijan Human Rights Consultations

In this submission for the EU-Azerbaijan Human Rights Consultations, IDMC highlights problems that IDPs face with employment, housing, health care, education and public participation.

14 January 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Turkey: Internal displacement in brief

There were estimated to be more than 954,000 IDPs in Turkey as of the end of 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Internal Displacement in Europe the Caucasus and Central Asia

There were around 2.2 million IDPs in Europe as of the end of 2013. Most fled their homes some 20 years ago to escape armed conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations in the Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, Cyprus and Turkey.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Kosovo: Internal displacement in brief

There were around 17,300 people internally displaced by conflict in Kosovo as of the end of 2013, according to UNHCR estimates.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Armenia: Internal displacement in brief

Most IDPs returned to their homes following the conflict, but a survey reported that some still had not returned to border areas because of the insecurity and the poor economic conditions

31 December 2013 | Summary

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Internal displacement in brief

There were around 103,000 IDPs in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of the end of 2013, according to government figures.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Colombia: Internal displacement in brief

Despite the optimism surrounding a peace process seeking to end decades of civil war, Colombia continues to suffer one of the world’s most dramatic humanitarian emergencies.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Russian Federation: Internal displacement in brief

At least 34,900 people were still displaced in Russia as of the end of 2013, as a result of armed conflict, human rights violations and generalised violence in North Caucasus.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Azerbaijan: Internal displacement in brief

Around 597,000 people were officially registered as IDPs in Azerbaijan as of the end of 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Serbia: Internal displacement in brief

There were around 209,000 registered IDPs in Serbia as of the end of 2013, according to the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees (SCR).

31 December 2013 | Summary

Georgia: Internal displacement in brief

There were up to 206,600 IDPs registered by the government in Georgia as of the end of 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary

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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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CEDAW 55 session Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, IDMC focuses on discrimination, violence, housing, livelihoods and public participation.

24 June 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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CEDAW 55th session Serbia 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, IDMC highlights problems IDP women face with violence, housing, education, employment and discrimination.

24 June 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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EU Enlargement Submission Serbia 2013

In this submission to the EU’s Enlargement Directorate on Serbia, IDMC provides information on IDP housing, livelihoods, documentation, freedom of movement and discrimination.

20 May 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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EU Enlargement Turkey 2013

In this submission to the EU’s Enlargement Directorate on Turkey, IDMC updates the Directorate on country developments from October 2012 to May 2013 as they relate to IDPs.

20 May 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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CESCR Submission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013

In this submission to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Bosnia and Herzegovina, IDMC highlights issues IDPs face with discrimination, work, social security, housing and education.

29 March 2013 | Human Rights Mechanism

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IDPs increasingly neglected despite continuing needs

More than 14 years after they first fled their homes, at least 29 ,000 people are still internally displaced due to armed conflict and violence in the North Caucasus, and an unknown number of people are still displaced elsewhere in Russia.

14 March 2013 | Overview

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