IRRI fights for the rights of displaced persons and people on the move more generally, through an integrated framework of

  • topical research (research reports, policy briefs, blogs and other publications) on displacement law, trends and dynamics, which is a resource for refugees and their advocates;
  • strategic advocacy and engagement, based empirical data which links grassroots realities with national, regional and international policy making and debates, including on gaps in refugee response and protection (GBV, SEA, MHPSS);
  • improving the situation of asylees and migrants, by promoting rights of those who are on the move, and peaceful coexistence initiatives;
  • limited individual casework.

IRRI is currently implementing the SPACE project in Northern Uganda which seeks to strengthen safety, protection and peaceful coexistence for women and youth in the three refugee settlements of Palabek, Palorinya and Rhino. The project promotes solutions to existing challenges in accessing justice in both formal and informal justice systems.

IRRI is also piloting its signature iMOVE Africa project which seeks to shift the discourse and change narratives on migration in Africa and related issues, by providing Afrocentric perspectives that connect to the Pan Africanist ideals and agenda, leading to the harnessing of the dividends of Africa’s integration, regional citizenship and free movement arrangements, in order to foster economic growth and development, and ensure the protection of Africans on the move.