The University of Oxford Refugee Studies Centre’s Forced Migration Review issues a call for papers for the Oct. 2018 issue, Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Details are found here. The deadline is June 4, 2018.
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Twenty years ago also saw the (re)launch of Forced Migration Review – its predecessor, Refugee Participation Network Newsletter, having been renamed in order to reflect the growing international focus on internal displacement. Having celebrated the launch of the Guiding Principles and having marked their 10th anniversary with a special issue of FMR, we now plan to publish an issue focusing on ‘Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles’.
In the twenty years since they were launched, the Guiding Principles have assisted many States in their responses to internal displacement, and have been incorporated into many national and regional policies and laws. The thirty Guiding Principles apply across the displacement cycle: preventing displacement; protecting during displacement; upholding the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs); supporting IDPs in return, local integration or in-country resettlement; and, in cases where restitution is not possible, providing assistance to recover property and possessions.
This issue of FMR will provide a forum for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and displaced people to share experience, debate perspectives and offer recommendations. In particular, the FMR Editors are looking for practice-oriented submissions, reflecting a diverse range of experience and opinions, which address questions falling into the categories of reflection, durable solutions and sustainable development, data and analysis, IDP participation, and looking to the future.