International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Kampala Convention and Accountability in the Management of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria
Atim, Grace; Atsiya-Pius, Godiya Ph.D

In an era of protracted violent conflicts of different types, trends and dimensions, there is bound to be increased displacements, dislocations, disruptions and vulnerabilities. The displacement of persons during violent conflict increases vulnerability by exacerbating existing and creating new conditions that encourage further sufferings and trauma, especially of women and children who naturally bear its greater brunt. This study interrogates the applicability of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (also known as the Kampala Convention) and other human rights instruments that provides for the protection and assistance of internally displaced persons. It is against this backdrop that the paper adopts the theory of Forced Migration to situate its argument in view of rising situation of natural disasters and violent conflicts that currently engulf Nigeria leading to massive displacements. The paper advocates for the domestication and implementation of the Kampala Convention that Nigeria had signed in the management of humanitarian crisis, building durable solution and sustainable peace.

Full Text: PDF