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African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention)

Published October 23, 2009

This African Union convention was adopted by a Special Summit of the African Union in Kampala, Uganda on October 23, 2009 and has not yet entered into force. The UN High Commissioner on Refugees describes the  convention as the "first legal instrument of its kind in the world. It defines the obligations that states, and even armed groups, have to protect and assist their own uprooted citizens."

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