The Kampala Convention and Its Contribution in Filling the Protection Gap in International Law

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Mehari Taddele Maru, MSc, MPA, LLB

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In October 2009, the African Union (AU) Summit in Kampala, Uganda, adopted the AU Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (the Kampala Convention). The principal objective of this research project is to examine a few major provisions of the Kampala Convention and offer a legal analysis of its content, novelty and contributions to the governance of internal displacement. It aims to answer the extent to which the Kampala Convention fills the protection gap that exists in international law in the areas of internal displacement and identify its contributions to International Law. Its strengths and weaknesses are cited.

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