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Publications of the International Refugee Rights Initiative related to the Great Lakes region:

IRRI Submits Evidence on UK and International Engagement with South Sudan, July 3, 2014

Reactions to the Sentencing of Germain Katanga: Some Comfort, Some Frustration, June 11, 2014

Exile without End? The Struggle to Belong in Africa’s Great Lakes Region, April 26, 2014

Conflict in South Sudan: Refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home, April 2, 2014

Olivia Bueno, "In Ituri, Katanga Verdict Viewed as a Limited Success," March 21, 2014

Olivia Bueno, "Waiting for Judgment: Communities in Ituri Await the Katanga Verdict with Impatience," March 6, 2014

Lucy Hovil, “Why do we continually misunderstand conflict in Africa?” February 10, 2014

Comparison of the Kampala Convention and the IDP Protocol of the Great Lakes Pact, December 2013 (En français)

From refugee to returnee to asylum seeker: Burundian refugees struggle to find protection in the Great Lakes region, November 2013

Citizenship Rights and the Prevention of Atrocity Crimes: Contributions to the General Assembly dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect: State Responsibility and Prevention, September 2013.

IRRI and other NGOs call on for an end to harrassment of civil society in Kenya, April 3, 2013.

Lucy Hovil, "Challenging International Justice: The Initial Years of the International Criminal Court’s Intervention in Uganda,"March 2013.

ICGLR regional stakeholders meet on the implementation of the Kampala Declaration on SGBV, March 2013

Press Review on responses to the Katanga Verdict, December 28, 2012.

Lucy Hovil and Theodore Mbazumutima, "Tanzania's Mtabila Camp Finally Closed," December 2012

Olivia Bueno, "In Ituri, A Quiet Wait for the Verdict on Ngudjolo," 17 December 2012.

Lucy Hovil, Preventing re-displacement through genuine reintegration in Burundi, Forced Migration Review, December 2012.

IRRI Conducts Civil Society Workshop on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Displacement in Kinshasa, September 2012.

IRRI Organizes Workshop on Democracy, Governance and Youth, September 2012.

Lucy Hovil, "Gender, Transitional Justice, and Displacement: Challenges in Africa’s Great Lakes Region”, August 2012.

International Refugee Rights Initiative and Rema Ministries, "An urgent briefing on the situation of Burundian refugees in Mtabila camp in Tanzania," August 2012.

Olivia Bueno, "Issues of Reparations in the Lubanga Case: An Interview with a local activist," 24 July 2012.

Olivia Bueno, "14 Years: Too Much or Not Enough?" 16 July 2012.

Holding Ugandan Decision Makers Accountable, May 2012

A Poisoned Chalice? Local civil society and the International Criminal Court's engagement in Uganda, Just Justice: Civil Society, international justice and the search for accountability in Africa, January 2012.

Resisting Repatriation: Burundian Refugees Struggling to Stay in Tanzania, October 2011. (En francais)

Olivia Bueno, "Activists Question ICC’s Decision on Witness Protection," 23 September 2011

Lucy Hovil, The Return: Dilemmas for Congolese Refugees in Rwanda, September 9, 2011. Lisez la version française ici.

Lucy Hovil, Hoping for Peace, Afraid of War: the Dilemmas of Repatriation and Belonging on the Borders of Uganda and South Sudan, published as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Research Paper No. 196, November 2010.

Shadows of Return: the dilemma of Congolese Refugees in Rwanda, July 2011

Dismas Nkunda, "The Road to Justice Started with a Game," The Observer, June 2010

Dangerous Impasse: Rwandan Refugees in Uganda, carried out in partnership with the Refugee Law Project, Faculty of Law, Makerere University, June 2010.

"Naturalisation of Burundian refugees in Tanzania: A new home?," April 29, 2010

"Who Belongs Where? Conflict, Displacement, Land and Identity in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo," March 2010.

En francais

"Sound alarm bells over forced repatriation," January 2010.

"Two People Can't Wear the Same Pair of Shoes: Exploring the Challenges of Access to Land and Reintegration in Burundi," November 2009.

"Anti-Homosexuality or Anti-Human Rights Bill?" October 2009.

"'I don’t know where to go': Burundian Refugees in Tanzania under Pressure to Leave," September 2009.

"The Principle of Complementarity under Scrutiny: The ICC Rules DRC Unwilling to Prosecute Katanga in Attack of Bogoro Village," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 4, June 2009

"Justice and Reconciliation after Genocide: The Search for Co-existence in Rwanda on Film," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 4, June 2009

"Repatriation or Else: Closing the Mtabila Refugee Camp in Tanzania," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 4, June 2009

"Still in Search of Justice: Ten Years since the Disappearances of Over 350 in Republic of Congo," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2009

"The ICC Rejects Transfer of LRA Case to Uganda: What are the implications?" Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2009

"The Outreach Challenge of the Lubanga Trial: Another First for the International Criminal Court,"Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2009

"The Situation for Somali Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Kenya Worsens," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2009

"Confronting a Deficit: Decades of Injustice in northern Uganda," African Transitional Justice Newsletter, pp 3-4, February 2009.

"ASP Selects Kampala as Venue for Review Conference and Elects Judges," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2009

"Can the ICGLR IDP Protocol Help Reduce the Impact of Development-Induced Displacement in Uganda?" Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2009

"Negotiating the Way Home: A Difficult Path for Returning Burundians," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2009

"Kakuma Refugee Camp Residents Launch Newsletter and Blog," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2009

"What About Us? The Situation of Displaced Persons in the Great Lakes Region – NY event," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2009

"Kisoro Awake!! The Clarion Call to Duty Beckons Once Again," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 7, December 2008.

"IRRI and SSRC Launch New Working Paper Series," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 7, December 2008.

"Beyond Juba Project Hosts Peace Film Festival," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 7, December 2008

"Some Reflections on the Legal and Political Mechanisms Bolstering the Responsibility to Protect: The African Union and the Great Lakes, Eastern, Southern and Horn of Africa Sub-Regional Arrangements," 21October 2008

"Northern Uganda since the Collapse of the Juba Talks," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 6, October 2008

"The Great Lakes Pact and the Rights of Displaced People: A Guide for Civil Society," September 19, 2008

"ICC Decides to Release Lubanga; Prosecution Appeals," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 5, July 2008

"Chui Arrest a Milestone in the Fight Against Impunity in DRC," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2008 (updated July 2008).

"Jean-Pierre Bemba in ICC Custody," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2008 (updated July 2008).

"Calling for an End to the Violence against Women through Film," Refugee Rights News Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2008.

"Great Lakes Pact Enters Into Force,"
Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2008.

"Kampala Conference on R2P in East and the Horn of Africa," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2008.

"Seeking Durable Solutions for Burundian Refugees in Tanzania," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2008.

"Juba Agreements on Accountability and Reconciliation Raise,"Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2008.

"Aspects of the Emerging Legal Framework Bolstering the Responsibility to Protect in East Africa and the Great Lakes Region," April 2008.

"Arrest of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui Marks a Milestone in the Fight against Impunity in the Congo," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2008.

"What is in a Name?  A Reflection on the Terminology of Post-Election Violence in Kenya," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2008.

"Repatriating the Kibati Group: Some Return, but Solutions Remain Elusive" Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2008.

"Thousands of Kenyans Displaced as Election Outrage Unearths Festering Ethnic Tensions" Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2008.

"Enhancing Protection of Displaced Populations: Translating the Great Lakes Peace Pact into Action," April 2007.

"Great Lakes Pact a welcome step towards better protection of the displaced; implementation must be a priority," Press Release, December 14, 2006.

"Perspectives on Refoulement in Africa," Presentation to the Canadian Council for Refugees in Toronto, June 2006.

IRRI and the SSRC, "Citizenship and Forced Migration in the Great Lakes Region: Exploring the linkages through multi-disciplinary research"

"Refugees or Illegal Immigrants? Rwandan Asylum Seekers in Burundi," Refugee Rights News, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2006.

"When Going Home is a Tough Choice," Refugee Rights News, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2006.

"Annual Refugee Course in Tanzania Trains Advocates," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2005.

"Rwanda, Burundi Refugee Deportation Causes Uproar," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 2, July 2005.

"Kenya, Uganda Act Tough on Refugees," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 2, July 2005.

"Eleven Years on Rwandans Continue to Flee," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2005.

"No Forcible Return of Refugees to Rwanda," March 10, 2005.

"Safe, Sustainable Return for Rwandese Refugees in the Great Lakes: Ten principles," March 10, 2005.

"International Conference on the Great Lakes: New Hope for Refugees," Refugee Rights News, Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2004.

"Protect Refugees and Build Peace: Great Lakes NGOs Shout Loud," Refugee Rights News, Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2004.

"Violence and Political Instability in the DRC: Putting the Breaks on Refugee Repatriation," Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2004.