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Title:Refugee rights: ethics, advocacy, and Africa
Editor:Hollenbach, DavidISNI
City of publisher:Washington, DC
Publisher:Georgetown University Press
ISBN:158901202X; 9781589012028
Geographic terms:Africa
Great Lakes region
South Africa
displaced persons
human rights
freedom of movement
women's rights
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This collective volume provides an analytic framework for a vigorous and effective advocacy on behalf of refugees and internally displaced persons in Africa, particularly Ethiopia, the Great Lakes region, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan and Tanzania. It contains revised papers from a conference, organized by the Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice, in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services and the Jesuit Refugee Service, in Nairobi, Kenya, in October 2006. Part I (Displacement as a human rights challenge) adresses the issue of rights in the face of pluralism across cultures and religious traditions. Part II (Camps, settlement and human rights) examines the issue of the right to freedom of movement that is problematic for or denied to many refugees. Part III (Gender and the rights of the displaced) looks at the rights of women as criteria for a more adequate response to the struggle of refugees and the internally displaced. Part IV (Conflict, protection and return) turns to analyses of war as the principal cause of displacement and how a human rights perspective can help frame a response. Part V (Ethics and rights in practice) adresses ethical issues in the policies of refugee-serving NGOs and churches. Contributors: Lam Oryem Cosmas, Abebe Feyissa, John Guiney, David Hollenbach, Rebecca Horn, Lucy Hovil, Khoti Kamanga, Loren B. Landau, Susan Martin, Binaifer Nowrojee, Moses Chrispus Okello, William O'Neill, Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, Stephen J. Pope and John Burton Wagacha. [ASC Leiden abstract]