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Title: "Global Trends Forced: Displacement in 2014"
Date of publication: 2014
Description/subject: "Global forced displacement has seen accelerated growth in 2014, once again reaching unprecedented levels. The year saw the highest displacement on record. By end-2014, 59.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. This is 8.3 million persons more than the year before (51.2 million) and the highest annual increase in a single year."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 11 July 2015

Title: Restitution and Legal Pluralism in Contexts of Displacement
Date of publication: August 2012
Description/subject: "...This paper examines the value and limitations of HLP restitution in contexts of customary land tenure and legal pluralism and examines the role that customary justice can play as part of a transitional justice process. It argues that actors involved with restitution and broader efforts to reinstate justice, the rule of law, and democracy in post-conflict and transitional contexts should engage, albeit under certain conditions, with nonstate justice mechanisms. For the overwhelming majority of populations in developing countries, which is where most internally displaced persons (IDPs) live, customary justice is the only accessible form of justice. Engagement with it is essential to improving access to justice and to reforming or influencing its rules and processes in accordance with the human rights and democratic principles promoted by transitional justice..."
Author/creator: Barbara McCallin
Language: English
Source/publisher: Brookings Institution
Format/size: pdf (303K)
Date of entry/update: 29 July 2015