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African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention)

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Article 2

Objectives

The objectives of this Convention are to: a. Promote and strengthen regional and national measures to prevent or mitigate, prohibit and eliminate root causes of internal displacement as well as provide for durable solutions;

b. Establish a legal framework for preventing internal displacement, and protecting and assisting internally displaced persons in Africa;

c. Establish a legal framework for solidarity, cooperation, promotion of durable solutions and mutual support between the States Parties in order to combat displacement and address its consequences;

d. Provide for the obligations and responsibilities of States Parties, with respect to the prevention of internal displacement and protection of, and assistance, to internally displaced persons;

e. Provide for the respective obligations, responsibilities and roles of armed groups, non-state actors and other relevant actors, including civil society organizations, with respect to the prevention of internal displacement and protection of, and assistance to, internally displaced persons;