IDP Legislators' Manual Project - Vienna Expert Meeting 2008

Contract partner: BIM-FV - Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte - ForschungsvereinCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 46.373,00Project start: 01.03.2008End: 31.07.2008

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Brookings Institution-Bern University Project on Internal Displacement, together

with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute on Human Rights, have proposed to hold an Expert

Consultation on May 16-17, 2008, in order to allow for the review, discussion, and

finalization of the draft IDP Manual. Preparations for the Consultation are underway,

including the solicitation of comments on specific substantive chapters of the draft

Manual from international agencies, NGOs and other actors with particular expertise in

the relevant topic-areas.

The approximately fifty participants in the Vienna meeting will comprise national public

officials dealing with displacement (in their capacity as experts rather than as government

representatives) as well as high-level representatives of international agencies and NGOs

in the field, local NGOs and academic experts, and national human rights institutions

(NHRIs). They will be asked to review the entire draft text of the Manual and comment

in smaller group sessions on the specific substantive chapters of the Manual. Following the final, authoritative review afforded by the Vienna Consultation, the IDP

Manual will be completed and widely disseminated to national policymakers, competent

ministries, legislators and civil society groups concerned with internal displacement in

the hope that it will be of direct and concrete assistance in crafting laws and policies that

will prevent internal displacement wherever possible and mitigate its effects on the lives

of IDPs worldwide. The Manual will also be of use to the RSG and his international

partners in their ongoing efforts to promote effective national laws and policies to

prevent, address, and resolve internal displacement.

project number2429-01/2008
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
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