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Protecting the Internally Displaced


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Introduction 1. Norm Emergence and Contestation within the IDP Protection Regime 2. Forced Migrants, IDPs, and the Role of International Law 3. The Origins of Internal Displacement 4. The Emergence of Assistance and Protection Norms towards IDPs 5. The United Nations' Institutional Response 6. Implementing Legal Protections at the Regional and Domestic Levels 7. Implementation Issues 8. Failed Implementation 9. When will Reality Meet the Rhetoric for the Internally Displaced?

About the Author

Phil Orchard is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Wollongong and a Senior Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. He holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia, and previously served as the Assistant to the Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Internally Displaced Persons between 2001 and 2002. His research focuses on international efforts to provide legal and institutional protections to forced migrants and war-affected civilians. He is the author of A Right to Flee: Refugees, States, and the Construction of International Cooperation (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which won the 2016 International Studies Association Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies Section Distinguished Book Award. He is also the co-editor, with Alexander Betts, of Implementation in World Politics: How Norms Change Practice (Oxford University Press, 2014).

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