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06 Oct 2017 description

(Kampala 5 October 2017) Launched today, IRRI’s latest report, Protection for refugees not from refugees: Somalis in exile and the securitisation of refugee policy, looks at the impact that the increased securitisation of refugee policy has had on the lives of refugees.

24 Aug 2017 description

New IRRI report on the causes of exile of Burundian asylum seekers

(Kampala, 24 August 2017) International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) today published a new report about the causes of exile of Burundian asylum-seekers. The research shows that Burundians continue to leave their country because of the ongoing threats and abuses by members of the Imbonerakure and the killings and enforced disappearances of their family members.

08 Sep 2015 description
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Hebrew press release

“Voluntary” departures from Israel leave asylum seekers without status and vulnerable

01 Jul 2015 description

With 87 South Sudanese refugee arrivals a day, Uganda’s Adjumani District offers important lessons for alternatives to camps

22 Jul 2014 description

Summary

The International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is responding to the call for information about the transitional period in South Sudan and the ways in which aid might have been targeted more effectively.

20 Jun 2014 description

(20 June 2014) On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is launching a paper aimed at policy makers dealing with refugees. Based on nine case studies across the region carried out by IRRI over six years, it contends that the framework of citizenship can contribute positively to a better understanding of, and better policy responses to, forced displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region.

02 Apr 2014 description

"We could not wait for our dead bodies to be found first"

(Kampala, 2 April 2014) Nearly a quarter of a million South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring countries, with Uganda taking the largest number – around 87,000. The International Refugee Rights Initiative's report, Conflict in South Sudan: Refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home explores the immediate predicament facing these recently arrived refugees, and the longer-term implications for peace and security in South Sudan.

08 Jan 2014 description

On 6 December 2013, the Kampala Convention celebrated the one year anniversary of its entry into force. Officially known as the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa it commits national governments to provide legal protection for the rights and wellbeing of internally displaced persons (IDPs) as a result of armed conflict, generalised violence, natural disasters, human rights abuses, development projects and other causes.

10 Jan 2012 description
Series Introduction
A Poisoned Chalice?

IRRI today launched a discussion paper series entitled "Just Justice? Civil society, international justice and the search for accountability in Africa". The series will reflect local perspectives on international justice as it is being experienced in Africa. It aims to deepen the debate around a series of key questions and controversies facing the realisation of international justice, anchored in reflections from the ground, including local, national, regional and continental civil society.

19 Feb 2011 description

IFAD President Nwanze urges policy leaders from 167 Member States to focus on young people to build vibrant rural economies

Rome, 19 February 2011 - Africa has the land and the people to develop an agricultural system that can provide enough surplus to ensure global food security in decades to come, Kofi Annan, Chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), said this morning at the annual meeting of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Annan, a former United Nations Secretary-General, said that good progress towards this goal is already being …