A review of the normative framework in Kenya related to the protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Date published

2015

Description

This study by IDMC aims to support the ongoing efforts of the institutions and civil society of Kenya in translating supranational standards into the national framework for IDP protection and in detecting areas where interventions, including legislative action and additional implementation measures, are still needed to guarantee the alignment and application of the normative instruments relevant to displacement.

In this review of the framework of Kenya, particular attention is paid to the standards set out by the Kampala Convention, and on the measures that would be required to ensure Kenya’s compliance with the Convention, should the country decide to ratify it. This step may in fact be the opportunity to relaunch discussions at an institutional level on the need to guarantee a comprehensive framework on internal displacement. The mapping of the normative system of Kenya, which considers also non-IDP specific laws and policies, was carried out through the analysis of 15 areas of central interest representing themes on which states are supposed to provide themselves with a regulation.

Related Area

Related countries

Kenya

English version

Thematic area

  • Migrant rights

Document link

Document language

English

Document type

Number of pages

145 pages

Focus area

Migrant Rights

Publisher / Organisation

JMDI publication

No