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Lwabukuna, Olivia (2021) 'The Responsibility to Protect Internally Displaced Persons in Africa.' Journal of African Law, 65 (S1). pp. 73-100.

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Abstract

This article explores the responsibility to protect (R2P) as an organizing concept for preventing, addressing and finding durable solutions to internal displacement in Africa. While the most innovative norms for protecting the forcibly displaced have been conceptualized in Africa, they have not durably addressed displacement, due to limitations in implementation. R2P has similarly faced criticisms emanating from a lack of clarity and distrust. Restated norms underlying frameworks for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and R2P complement each other, and can be operationalized simultaneously through a more credible regional approach, to encourage effective protection of IDPs in Africa. The article explores pillar one, pillar two and the non-coercive elements of pillar three of R2P, and its underlying moral principles, using Kenya as a case study of the process of seeking to secure state responsibility for the protection of displaced civilians victimized by mass atrocities.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISSN: 00218553
Copyright Statement: Copyright © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of SOAS University of London. This is the accepted version of an article published by Cambridge University Press in the Journal of African Law: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021855320000340
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021855320000340
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 14:34
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/34549

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