Forced Displacement: Why Rights Matter

Hardcover | November 12, 2008

EditorK. Grabska

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Uprootedness, exile and forced displacement, be they due to conflict, persecution or even so-called 'development', are conditions which characterise the lives of millions of people across the globe. While the international community has largely been concerned with refugees crossing borders to flee persecution, violence, impoverishment and brutal regimes, less attention has been paid to internally displaced populations. This book problematises both policies and rights frameworks in processes of displacement, while bridging the divide that exists between refugee and oustee studies.

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Uprootedness, exile and forced displacement, be they due to conflict, persecution or even so-called 'development', are conditions which characterise the lives of millions of people across the globe. While the international community has largely been concerned with refugees crossing borders to flee persecution, violence, impoverishment ...

KATARZYNA GRABSKA has been working as a Projects Coordinator and Researcher at the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies program at the American University, Egypt.LYLA MEHTA is a fellow at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:November 12, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230522254

ISBN - 13:9780230522251

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Introduction--L.Mehta & K.Grabska * What Asked Them Anyway: Rights, Policies and Wellbeing of Refugees in Egypt--K.Grabska * Rights, Needs and Responsibility: Challenges to Rights-Based Advocacy for Non-Palestinian Refugees' Health and Education in ebanon--S.Trad & M.Kagan * Marginalized Community: The Case of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon--J.Suleiman * Rights of Refugees in First Countries of Asylum and Repartriation: A Case Study of Eritrean Refugees in Sudan--G.Kibreab * Holding Your Friends Close: ocal perspectives on the Livelihoods, Participation and Rights of Refugees in Ghana--J.Anarfi * Internal Displacement and Resettlement Regimes: The Sri Lankan Case--R.Muggah * What Rights Do They Have? IDPs in Post-War Sudan--M.Assal * Why Do Rights Continue to Be Violated with Impunity? The Case of Displacement in India's Narmada Valley--L.Mehta * Orang Asli Rights in the Conetxt of Forced Displacement--C.Yong * Are Refugee Protests an Effective Method of Obtaining Rights--B.Harrell-Bond * Relating Rights to Reality: Are Conceptions of the Human Right to Adequate Food Relevant to How People eat?--P.Ainsworth * New Approaches to Forced Displacement: Rights and Social protection--B.Morvaridi * Conclusion--K.Grabska & L.Mehta