Human Rights Council
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, provides an account of his activities from January 2013 to March 2014. He makes a thematic analysis of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, describing the context of its adoption, examining its key provisions and their concrete implications for enhancing the protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons, and examining the progress made in its adoption and implementation, while offering initial recommendations to maximize the potential of this standard to strengthen responses to internal displacement in Africa.