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Mr. Minelik Alemu Getahun

Mr. Minelik Alemu Getahun
Permanent representative of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia to the United Nations in Geneva

International Migration Law
The African Union Convention for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa ("Kampala Convention")
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International Migration Law
The African Union Convention for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa ("Kampala Convention")
A. Legal Instruments
Convention relating to the Status of Refugee, Geneva, 28 July 1951, United Nations, Treaty Seriesvol. 189, p. 137.

Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, New York, 31 January 1967, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 606, p. 267.

Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, Addis Ababa, 10 September 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1001, p. 45.

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Nairobi, 27 June 1981, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1520, p. 217.

African Charter on the Rights and Welfares of the Child, Addis Ababa, 11 July 1990.

Constitutive Act of the African Union, Lomé, 11 July 2000, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2158, p. 33.

Protocol relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, Durban, 9 July 2002.

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women, Maputo, 11 July 2003.

Protocol on the Protection and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons, Nairobi, 30 November 2006.

Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes of Africa, Nairobi, 14-15 December 2006.

African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, Addis Ababa, 30 January 2007.

Statute of the African Union Commission on International Law, Addis Ababa, 1-4 February 2009, African Union.

African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention), Kampala, 23 October 2009, African Union.
B. Documents
Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Francis M. Deng, submitted pursuant to Commission resolution 1997/39, “Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement” (E/CN.4/1998/53/Add.2, 11 February 1998).

Khartoum Declaration of the OAU Ministerial Meeting on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, Khartoum, 13-14 December 1998.

Handbook for Applying the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, the Brookings Institution-Project on Internal Displacement, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 1 November 1999.

Final report of the Special Rapporteur, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, “Principles on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons” (E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/17, 28 June 2005).

General Assembly resolution 60/1 of 16 September 2005 (2005 World Summit Outcome). 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Miloon Kothari, Annex “Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-Based Evictions and Displacement” (A/HRC/4/18, 5 February 2007)

Protecting Internally Displaced Persons: A Manual for Law and Policymakers, Brookings Institution-University of Bern Project on Internal Displacement, October 2008.

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement: Annotations, by Walter Kälin (available on the website of the American Society for International Law).

Kampala Declaration on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, Kampala, 23 October 2009.

Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Walter Kälin, Addendum “Framework on Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons” (A/HRC/13/21/Add.4, 29 December 2009).

IASC Operational Guidelines on the Protection of Persons in Situations of Natural Disasters, Inter-Agency Standing Committee and the Brookings Institution-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, January 2011.
C. Doctrine
J.-M. Henckaerts et L. Doswald-Beck, Customary International Humanitarian Law Volume II: Practice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005 (Chapter 38: Internal Displacement and Displaced Persons, particularly Rules 129-133).