Working Papers

 Our working paper series presents in depth analyses of specific situations that have been investigated or recorded by RLP research trips. These working papers attempt to maintain a careful balance by being academically rigorous yet highly accessible to non-specialists, bearing in mind the difficulties and risks of conducting research in often volatile regions.

Working Paper 24 This paper reflects an innovative collaboration between the Refugee Law Project and the International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. It addresses an issue of growing concern to gender activists, human rights and humanitarian actors,as well as governments, namely: what legal remedies are available to male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence? Are such remedies to be found within the domestic or the international sphere? Are they best addressed as human rights violations? Through war crimes tribunals? Or through a combination of transitional justice measures? Are the same remedies available to all victims, or are refugees treated differently from IDPs or citizens?

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Working Paper 23 - This working paper compliments RLP's previous work on IDPs and forced migrants by examining the political, institutional and financial factors that may have impeded Uganda's IDP policy effective implementation since its adoption in 2004. Using a case study of conflict and non-conflict induced displacement in Mt Elgon sub-region and northern Uganda; the study as well explored the policy's relevance in comparison to other existing frameworks such as the PRDP in addressing a wide scope of issues related to internal displacement in the country.
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