Global Campus Human Rights Journal: New Issue is Now Online
Volume 6.1 of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal is now online. It consists of a keynote address and eight articles drafted in the context of the 2022 GC Global Classroom whose research theme was internal displacement.
Quote by Teddy Atim, 2022 Global Classroom Coordinator: "Students from the GC regional programmes came together in Pretoria to present their work on internal displacement to an audience made up of experts from academia, government agencies, UN and CSOs. Notably, the event was attended by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). This edition of the Global Classroom examined the extent to which the different countries under review integrate or adopt the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement in their national laws or to what extent the Principles have been domesticated and applied in the different countries, by analysing specific cases of IDP response, or lack thereof, in various regional contexts against the existing legal provisions of the country concerned."
Quote by Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (from the Keynote address at the Conference on Internal Displacement, for the 2022 GC Global Classroom, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 30 May 2022): "Engaging with students and researchers of the academe has always been a priority in my term as mandate holder, in the hope that the situation of internally displaced persons can be more discussed and be a subject of good governance all over the world. The outcomes that sound research can provide to public policy makers and to the general public at large, with empirical data and analysis, are essential for the human rights of IDPs. A group of people 'on the move', i.e. internally displaced persons, are often left out of the equation of the migration spectrum. While much attention has recently been given to the opportunities and challenges in internal displacement, and now the new appointment of a special adviser to the UN Secretary General on solutions for internal displacement, we need to continuously up the narrative not only of the needs of IDPs but also in relation to prevention and participation."
Quote by Chiara Altafin, Research Manager at the GC Headquarters and Managing Editor of GCHRJ Vol. 6.1: "This issue of the Global Campus of Human Rights Journal can contribute to our understanding of key challenges concerning internal displacement in different contexts around the world, focusing on a range of interrelated themes such as climate change, disasters, armed conflicts and violence, with relevant policy recommendations."
By encouraging comparative approaches, the Global Campus Human Rights Journal continues to offer a distinct forum for a critical analysis of the most pressing human rights issues of our time.