The Kampala Convention is an historic milestone. The first of its kind in the world, the Kampala Convention is a regional instrument that binds governments to provide legal protection for the rights and well-being of those forced to flee inside their home countries due to conflict, violence, natural disasters, and other human rights abuses.

 

 

About Internal Displacement in Africa:

Africa is home to almost 1/3 of the world's IDPs, with 10.4 million people displaced by conflict and violenceFurther to this, in 2012 a further 8.5 million people were displaced by sudden onset natural disasters such as floods and storms.

 

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2013 | Publication

The Kampala Convention one year on: Progress and prospects

In this report, the African Union Commission together with the IDMC look back to see what progress has been made since it came into force last year.

2014 | Publication

Regional training on the Kampala Convention

To celebrate the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Kampala Convention IDMC and UNHCR organised two workshops for representatives of 13 West African countries.

2012 | Publication

Internal displacement and the Kampala Convention: an opportunity for development actors

Analytical Paper on the Relevance of Human Rights Approaches for Development Activities Targeting Conflict- and Disaster-Induced Displacement in Africa

2012 | Blog Post

What the Kampala Convention means – concretely- for human rights in Africa and in the world

The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa or the Kampala Convention became legally binding Thursday, 6 December 2012.

2010 | Publication

Making the Kampala Convention work for IDPs

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the experiences, laws and policies of African states, the Kampala Convention represents an important milestone in the protection of IDPs’ rights.

2010 | Publication

African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention)

Download the full text of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, also known as the Kampala Convention