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Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (Forced Migration Review 59)

In the 20 years since they were launched, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement have been of assistance to many States responding to internal displacement, and have been incorporated into many national and regional policies and laws. However, the scale of internal displacement today remains vast, and the impact on those who are displaced is immense. This issue includes 19 articles on the main feature theme of Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. See more at: www.fmreview.org/GuidingPrinciples20

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 FMR 59 - From the editors In the 20 years since they were launched, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement have been of assistance to many States responding to internal displacement, and have been incorporated into many national and regional policies and laws. Marion Couldrey, Jenny Peebles 06 Nov 2018
2 FMR 59 - Foreword: The 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles – building solidarity, forging commitment 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Much has been achieved over the past 20 years but with over 40 million people internally displaced, we need to ask ourselves: Where do we go from here? Cecilia Jimenez-Damary 06 Nov 2018
3 FMR 59 - The GP20 Plan of Action: a rallying call to stakeholders A new Plan of Action seeks to build momentum and encourage more strategic action on advancing policy and practice in the area of internal displacement. Nadine Walicki, Elizabeth Eyster, Martina Caterina 06 Nov 2018
4 FMR 59 - Laws and policies on internal displacement: global adoption and gaps A new Global Database on IDP Laws and Policies reveals the areas – both geographical and topical – in which provision remains insufficient. Ileana Nicolau, Anaïs Pagot 06 Nov 2018
5 FMR 59 - Implementing the Guiding Principles at the domestic level Examples from a number of States who have successfully implemented their own IDP laws and policies reveal several factors that can assist effective implementation. Phil Orchard 06 Nov 2018
6 FMR 59 - Work in progress: the Guiding Principles in Georgia The Guiding Principles enjoy a long history of support in Georgia. However, their successful implementation is still a work in progress. Carolin Funke, Tamar Bolkvadze 06 Nov 2018
7 FMR 59 - The Kampala Convention and the right not to be arbitrarily displaced The drafters of the Kampala Convention drew heavily on the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, while also taking account of the African context; this is particularly evident in its recognition of the right not to be arbitrarily displaced. Romola Adeola 06 Nov 2018
8 FMR 59 - Language and the Guiding Principles There needs to be more attention paid to the languages and communication needs of those at risk of, experiencing and recovering from internal displacement. A case-study from Nigeria brings the issues to life. Ellie Kemp 06 Nov 2018
9 FMR 59 - Improving IDP data to help implement the Guiding Principles Reliable, comprehensive data are vital for effective programming and practice. Data quality can be improved in many ways to better reflect the Guiding Principles and provide evidence to support their implementation. Natalia Krynsky Baal, Laura Kivelä, Melissa Weihmayer 06 Nov 2018
10 FMR 59 - The Sustainable Development Goals and IDPs Having adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, States must be helped to make their promise to ‘leave no one behind’ a reality for IDPs. Greta Zeender 06 Nov 2018
11 FMR 59 - The importance of monitoring internal displacement The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development acknowledges the link between internal displacement and development, and States should therefore be including internal displacement when monitoring progress towards their development goals. Christelle Cazabat 06 Nov 2018
12 FMR 59 - Strengthening implementation of the Guiding Principles by affected States Engaging with States affected by internal displacement by facilitating peer-to-peer exchanges on shared challenges and through tapping into the potential for mobilisation by sub-regional and regional forums can prompt national action. Angela Cotroneo 06 Nov 2018
13 FMR 59 - Domesticating the Guiding Principles in Afghanistan Over the past 20 years, many governments have developed legal and policy instruments to help incorporate the Guiding Principles into national legislation or policy frameworks. Achieving effective, meaningful implementation, however, is hard. Nassim Majidi, Dan Tyler 06 Nov 2018
14 FMR 59 - Protecting property: the Iraqi experience Protection of property rights on a fair and non-discriminatory basis within Iraq’s multi-ethnic society is central to the end of displacement and the start of durable solutions. Sila Sonmez, Shahaan Murray, Martin Clutterbuck 06 Nov 2018
15 FMR 59 - The Guiding Principles and armed non-State actors Direct humanitarian engagement with these actors is required in order to help them improve their understanding of and compliance with the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Carla Ruta, Heloise Ruaudel, Pascal Bongard 06 Nov 2018
16 FMR 59 - Addressing internal displacement in Ethiopia Among various new initiatives in Ethiopia to address both the short- and long-term needs of IDPs, the Durable Solutions Working Group is making some progress, despite the challenging context. Behigu Habte, Yun Jin Kweon 06 Nov 2018
17 FMR 59 - The Guiding Principles in international human rights courts The Guiding Principles have potential to support and complement international human rights law on internal displacement but they have had little explicit consideration by international and regional human rights courts and commissions. Deborah Casalin 06 Nov 2018
18 FMR 59 - A disaster approach to displacement: IDPs in the Philippines In the absence of a national policy on internal displacement, the Philippines has used a disaster management framework to address displacement caused by terrorism-related conflict in Marawi City. Reinna Bermudez, Francis Tom Temprosa, Odessa Gonzalez Benson 06 Nov 2018
19 FMR 59 - Planned relocation in Asia and the Pacific Promising policy developments are underway in Asia and the Pacific to address climate and disaster-related displacement, yet the deeper governance structures required to embed protection are not yet in place, especially for planned relocation. Jessie Connell, Sabira Coelho 06 Nov 2018
20 FMR 59 - Internal displacement beyond 2018: the road ahead The statistics and the challenges around internal displacement are daunting. However, much has been learned since the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement were launched in 1998. Alexandra Bilak, Avigail Shai 01 Nov 2018
21 FMR 59 General - Lessons from the 1990s for Belize today Belize is currently facing a refugee situation that in many ways is reminiscent of the Central American refugee crisis it dealt with, successfully, in the 1990s. Could lessons from the past be key to the most effective response today? Janice Marshall, Kelleen Corrigan 01 Nov 2018
22 FMR 59 General - Gender and livelihoods in Myanmar after development-induced resettlement Research on a resettlement programme in Myanmar underscores the pressing need for policymakers to understand the ways in which gender affects how different groups experience the impact of development-induced resettlement. Gillian Cornish, Rebekah Ramsay 01 Nov 2018
23 FMR 59 General - Working with peer researchers in refugee communities Refugee peer researchers can be a vital source of access, knowledge and assistance to refugee communities, and international researchers must consider how best to work collaboratively with them. William Bakunzi 01 Nov 2018
24 FMR 59 General - Valuing local humanitarian knowledge: learning from the Central African Republic The humanitarian community needs to better identify, collect, harness and disseminate the local humanitarian knowledge that is developed within protracted conflict settings by national NGOs. Brigitte Piquard, Luk Delft 31 Oct 2018
25 FMR 59 General - The Global Summit of Refugees and the importance of refugee self-representation In June 2018, 72 refugee representatives from 27 refugee-hosting countries gathered in Geneva for the first-ever Global Summit of Refugees. The Global Summit of Refugees Steering Committee 31 Oct 2018
26 FMR 59 General - Assisting displaced people: a shared responsibility Enyimba kwe nu. When we work together, we achieve more. Iwuoha Chima Iwuoha 30 Oct 2018
27 FMR 59 General - Exclusion of local actors from coordination leadership in child protection Despite multiple commitments to and much guidance on the desirability of local actors leading coordination at the national level, the reality is that they continue to be excluded. Umar Abdullahi Maina, Daniel Machuor, Anthony Nolan 30 Oct 2018