Catalogue of the Brookings Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Archive

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Carolyn Lewis
2018


Catalogued with the generous support of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Papers and audio-visual material relating to the Representative of the UN Secretary-General (RSG) on internally displaced persons (IDPs) 1985-2006
B   Papers and audio-visual material relating to RSG interactions with individual countries, including country missions 1992-2010
C   Papers relating to RSG relationship with the United Nations, its affiliated bodies and non-governmental organisations 1991-2011
D   Papers relating to RSG relationship with regional organisations 1994-2009
E   Papers relating to the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement 1983-2008
F   Brookings IDP project publications 1990-2006
G   Papers relating to Brookings IDP programmes and projects 1990-2012


Brookings Internally Displaced Persons Archive

1983-2012

Abstract:
Archive of the Brookings Institution project on internally displaced persons.

Extent: 9.3 Linear metres, 66 Shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12399/1-66

Biographical/Historical

The Brookings Institution, founded in 1916, is a non-profit public policy organisation based in Washington, DC, which provides research, policy recommendations and analysis on foreign policy, economics, development, governance and metropolitan policy.

The Project on Internal Displacement was founded in 1994 to provide policy planning, advocacy and research for the Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Internally Displaced Persons (RSG). Dr Francis M. Deng was RSG from 1992 to 2004, Walter Kälin from 2004 to 2010 and Dr Chaloka Beyani from 2010 to 2016.

Scope and Content

The archive has been maintained in its original files and arranged into the following series: papers and audio-visual material relating to the Representative of the UN Secretary-General (RSG) on internally displaced persons (IDPs), papers and audio-visual material relating to RSG interactions with individual countries, papers relating to RSG relationship with the United Nations and its affiliated bodies and with non-governmental organisations, papers relating to RSG relationship with regional organisations, papers relating to the guiding principles on internal displacement, and Brookings IDP project publications, papers and programmes.

Restrictions on Access

Material of a sensitive corporate nature is closed for a number of years. Restricted material is indicated in the catalogue.

Acquisition

Donated by the Brookings Institution in 2017.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12399/1].

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

Brookings Institution | non-profit public policy organisation
United Nations

Place name(s) (NCA Rules)

Africa
Asia
Europe
Former Soviet republics
Latin America
Middle East
Russia
United States of America

Subject(s)

20th century
21st century
Internally displaced persons

A   Papers and audio-visual material relating to the Representative of the UN Secretary-General (RSG) on internally displaced persons (IDPs) 1985-2006

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12399/1-9


Establishment of RSG position
Date: 1985-Aug 1992
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to efforts by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to persuade the UN to create a RSG for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Includes correspondence, reports and statements by Refugee Policy Group (RPG), World Council of Churches, Quakers, Caritas International and International League for Human Rights and papers of the first international conference on IDPs, 'Human Rights Protection for Internally Displaced Persons: an International Conference, June 24-25, 1991' (agenda, overview statement by Roberta Cohen and conference report):

RSG Francis Deng: general papers and correspondence
Date: Aug 1992-Dec 1995
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence and papers relating to RSG Deng's mandate, his interactions with the UN and the development of a strategy of international protection for internally displaced persons:

Folder 1: 7 Aug 1992-21 Jan 1993, including correspondence with government representatives and NGOs relating to RSG Deng's IDP study and his report: UN Commission on Human Rights 'Comprehensive study prepared by Mr. Francis M. Deng, Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights issues related to internally displaced persons, pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1992/73', E/CN.4/1993/35 (Annex), 21 Jan 1993

Folder 2: Feb-Dec 1993, including papers relating to:

Folder 3: 1994, including papers relating to:

Folder 4: 1995, including papers relating to:

RSG Francis Deng: general papers and correspondence
Date: 1996-2001
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence and papers relating to Francis Deng's activities as RSG and his interactions with the UN:

Folder 1: 1996, including:

Folder 2: 1997, including:

Folder 3: 1998-1999, including papers and statements relating to the 54th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Mar-Apr 1998 and papers relating to the mandate of the RSG

Folder 4: 2000-2001, including:

RSG Francis Deng: general papers and correspondence
Date: 2002-2004
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence and papers relating to Francis Deng's activities as RSG and his interactions with the UN:

Folder 1: 2002, including

Folder 2: 2003, including:

Folder 3: 2004, including RSG Deng's final statement and other papers relating to the 60th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Apr 2004

Folder 4: Jan-Oct 2004, comprising papers relating to term limits for RSGs and the expiry of RSG Deng's mandate

Restrictions on Access:

Folder 4 closed until 1 Jan 2030.


RSG Francis Deng: communication with the UN Secretary-General
Date: 1994-2004
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence and photograph with the Secretary-General; RSG Deng's reports to the Secretary-General and papers relating to RSG Deng's mandate:

Folder 1: 1994-1998, including

Folder 2: 1999-2000

Folder 3: 2001-2004, including 'Mission to the Sudan: The Darfur Crisis' Report to the Secretary-General by Francis M. Deng, n.d. [c.Aug 2004]

RSG Francis Deng: communication with the UN and its affiliated bodies
Date: 1991-2004
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence, meeting minutes and other papers related to RSG Deng's interactions with the following UN offices and affiliated bodies:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


RSG Francis Deng: articles, speeches, interviews and statements
Date: 1994-2004
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

RSG Francis Deng: VHS tape
Date: 2004
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

VHS tape entitled: 'Francis Deng on YWT (CNNi), 08/10/04'

Restrictions on Access:

Closed


RSG Walter Kälin: papers, correspondence, articles and speeches
Date: Sep 2004-Nov 2006
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Sep 2004-Apr 2005, including papers relating to RSG Kälin's appointment and mandate and Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Situations of Natural Disaster, report of a working visit to Asia by the Representative of the United Nations

Folder 2: Jul 2005-Nov 2006, including

B   Papers and audio-visual material relating to RSG interactions with individual countries, including country missions 1992-2010

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12399/10-23


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Afghanistan-Armenia
Date: 1996-2004
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Azerbaijan-Balkans
Date: 1992-2006
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Burundi-Colombia
Date: 1993-2006
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Burundi 1993-2002, including papers relating to RSG Francis Deng's missions to Burundi in 1994 and 2000, and the following report to the Commission on Human Rights: UN Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr Francis M. Deng, submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/53, Addendum 'Profiles in displacement: Forced relocation in Burundi', E/CN.4/2001/5/Add.1, 6 Mar 2000

Folder 2: Colombia 1993-2001, including papers, correspondence, photographs and newspaper cuttings relating to RSG Francis Deng's missions to Colombia in 1994 and 1999. Some papers are in Spanish. The following reports are included:

Folder 3: Colombia 2002-2006, including papers relating to RSG Walter Kälin's mission to Colombia in June 2006

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Cyprus-Guatemala
Date: 1992-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Cyprus, 2000-2004

Folder 2: Democratic Republic of Congo 2000-2004, including reports of UN missions to DRC between 2000 and 2003

Folder 3: East Timor 1999-2000, including papers relating to the mission of RSG Deng to East Timor from 26 Feb to 1 Mar 2000 and his report: UN Commission on Human Rights, a report of the RSG on internally displaced persons, Mr. Francis M. Deng in accordance with Commission resolution 1999/S-4/1 'Profiles in Displacement: East Timor', E/CN.4/2000/83/Add.3, 6 Apr 2000

Folder 4: El Salvador 1992, comprising correspondence relating to the proposed visit of RSG Francis Deng to El Salvador in 1992

Folder 5: Georgia 1999-2001, including papers and correspondence relating to RSG Francis Deng's mission to Georgia in May 2000 and the following reports:

Folder 6: Georgia 2002-2006, including correspondence and papers relating to RSG Walter Kälin's mission to Georgia in Dec 2005 and his report, 'UN Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Walter Kälin - Addendum: 'Mission to Georgia', E/CN.4/2006/--?Add.**, Feb 2006 (Draft)

Folder 7: Guatemala, 1995-2003

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Indonesia-Liberia
Date: 1995-2006
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Mexico-Myanmar
Date: 1994-2006
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Mexico 1998-2006, including papers and correspondence relating to RSG Francis Deng's mission to Mexico in Aug 2002, his follow up visit in Feb 2004 and attendance at a Regional Seminar on 'Internal Displacement in the Americas', Mexico City, 18-20 Feb 2004. Some documents are in Spanish. The following reports are included:

Folder 2: Mexico Aug-Sep 2002, comprising press cuttings and press releases relating to RSG Francis Deng's mission to Mexico in Aug 2002 (mainly in Spanish)

Folder 3: Moldova 1994

Folder 4: Mozambique 1996-1997, comprising correspondence relating to RSG Francis Deng's mission to Mozambique from 21 Nov to 1 Dec 1996 and his report: ' UN Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Francis M. Deng submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1996/52, Addendum 'Profiles in displacement: Mozambique', E/CN.4/1997/43/Add.1, 24 Feb 1997

Folder 5: Myanmar (formerly Burma), 1999-2004

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Audio cassette relating to IDP conference in Mexico
Date: 20 Aug 2002
Shelfmark: MS.12399/16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Audio cassette labelled: 'Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores. Instituto Matias Romero. Conferencia: La crisis global de desplazamiento interno y responsibilidad del Estado Sustentada: Excmo. Sr Francis M.Deng, Represante Especial de Secretario General de Naciones Unidas para las Personas Internamente Desplazadas 20 de Agosto de 2002'

Restrictions on Access:

Closed


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Nepal-Peru
Date: 1994-2006
Shelfmark: MS. 12399/17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Nepal 2004-2006, comprising papers and correspondence relating to RSG Walter Kälin's mission to Nepal from 13 to 22 April 2005, including his report on the mission: 'Specific Groups and Individuals: Mass Exoduses and Displaced Persons' Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Walter Kälin - Addendum 'Mission to Nepal' (E/CN.4/2006/71/Add.2) 7 Jan 2006

Folder 2: Nigeria 2000-2005

Folder 3: Pakistan 2000-2005

Folder 4: Peru 1994-2004, including papers and correspondence relating to RSG Francis Deng's mission to Peru from 12 to 25 August 1995. Some papers are in Spanish. The following reports are included:

Folder 5: Peru 1995: comprising photographs of RSG Francis Deng's mission to Peru from 12 to 25 August 1995

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Philippines
Date: 1994-2005
Shelfmark: MS.12399/18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers and correspondence relating to internally displaced persons in the Philippines, including RSG Francis Deng's mission to the Philippines from 6 to 14 November 2002 and his report, UN Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, Mr. Francis M. Deng, submitted pursuant to Commisson on Human Rights resolution 2002/56 - Addendum 'Profiles in displacement: Philippines', E/CN.4/2003/86/Add.4, 3 Feb 2003

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Russia
Date: 1995-2010
Shelfmark: MS.12399/19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Russia, Nov 1995-Jun 2003, including papers and correspondence relating to internally displaced persons in the Chechen Republic and the following reports:

Folder 2: Russia, Jul 2003-Mar 2010, including RSG Francis Deng's mission to the Russian Federation from 7 to 13 September 2003 and his report: UN Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, Dr Francis Deng, submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 2003/51, Addendum: 'Profiles in displacement: Mission to the Russian Federation', E/CN.4/2004/77/Add.2, 19 Feb 2004

Folder 3: Russia, Mar-Nov 2002 and n.d.[c.2002], comprising papers and correspondence relating to International Conference on Internal Displacement in the Russian Federation held in Moscow from 25 to 26 April 2002, including his report: UN Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, Mr Francis M. Deng, submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 2002/56, Addendum: 'Report on the International Conference on Internal Displacement in the Russian Federation', E/CN.4/2003/86/Add.5, 27 Nov 2002

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Rwanda-Sri Lanka
Date: 1993-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Sudan-Tajikistan
Date: 1993-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Sudan 1993-2003, including: papers and correspondence relating to RSG Francis Deng's missions to Sudan from 11 to 18 Sep 2001 and 16 to 26 May 2002 and papers relating to RSG Deng's proposal for a transit centre at Abyei to aid the return or resettlement of IDPs (2002-2003). The following reports are included:

Folder 2: Sudan 2004-2006, including:

Folder 3: Tajikistan 1996, including papers and correspondence relating to RSG Francis Deng's mission to Tajikistan from 1 to 12 June 1996 and his report on the mission: UN Commission on Human Rights, report prepared by the Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Francis M. Deng, in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 1995/57 of 3 March 1995 and Economic and Social Council decision 1995/273 of 25 July 1995, 'Profiles in displacement: Tajikistan', A/51/483/Add.1, 24 Oct 1996

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Turkey-USA
Date: 1995-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Turkey 1995-2006, including papers, correspondence and press articles relating to:

Folder 2: Turkmenistan, 2003-2004

Folder 3: USA, 1999-2005 and n.d.[c.1997], including papers, documents and correspondence relating to U.S. policy on IDPs and correspondence relating to Hurricane Katrina (2005)

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Papers relating to RSG interactions with Uganda-Zimbabwe
Date: 1997-2006 and n.d.[c.2009]
Shelfmark: MS.12399/23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


C   Papers relating to RSG relationship with the United Nations, its affiliated bodies and non-governmental organisations 1991-2011

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12399/24-29


United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
Date: 1993-2004
Shelfmark: MS.12399/24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: 1993-2004, including papers relating to IASC meetings and the following reports:

Folder 2: comprising papers relating to meetings of the IASC Working Group, 1997-2003

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Inter-agency organisations of the United Nations
Date: 1994-2005
Shelfmark: MS.12399/25
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content
Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Date: 2001-2005
Shelfmark: MS.12399/26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to the OCHA IDP Unit, including interactions between the IDP Unit and the Representative of the Secretary-General for internally displaced persons:

Folder 1: 2001-2003

Folder 2: 2004-2005, including:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Date: 1998-2004
Shelfmark: MS.12399/27
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to difficulties with the Guiding Principles on IDPs among some G-77 countries at ECOSOC:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


RSG: communication with UN affiliated bodies
Date: 1994-2011
Shelfmark: MS.12399/28
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 1994-2005, comprising papers relating to UNHCR's role and mandate with regard to internally displaced persons, including interaction with the Representative of the Secretary-General for IDPs. The following papers and reports are included:

Folder 2: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2006-2011, including:

Folder 3: papers relating to:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
Date: 1991-2010
Shelfmark: MS.12399/29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement / International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 1991-2010, including:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2030


D   Papers relating to RSG relationship with regional organisations 1994-2009

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12399/30-34


General papers; Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Date: 1994-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Organisation of African Unity (OAU), African Union (AU), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), South African Development Community (SADC)
Date: 1998-2009
Shelfmark: MS.12399/31
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Organisation of African Unity (OAU) 1998-2000, including 'Internal Displacement in Africa', report of a workshop held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 19-20 Oct 1998; African Union (AU) 2004-2009, including 'Protecting Two Million Internally Displaced: The Successes and Shortcomings of the African Union in Darfur' by William G. O'Neill and Violette Cassis, Nov 2005

Folder 2: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) 2000-2006, including:

Folder 3: Southern African Development Community (SADC) 2005, comprising papers and report relating to 'Regional Seminar on Internal Displacement in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region', 24-26 Aug 2005, Gaborone, Botswana

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Date: 1999-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/32
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Apr 1999-Oct 2004, including:

Folder 2: Nov 2004-Jun 2006, including:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Commonwealth, Council of Europe, European Union (EU) and European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
Date: 1996-2005
Shelfmark: MS.12399/33
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: The Commonwealth 1996-2004, including 'Report of the Expert Group Meeting on Internal Displacement in the Commonwealth: Common Themes and Best Practice Guidelines Marlborough House, London 19-21 May 2003', Human Rights Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat

Folder 2: Council of Europe 1998-2005, including papers relating to:

Folder 3: European Union (EU) and European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), 2001-2002, including notes from 'Meeting on European Donor Policies towards Internally Displaced Persons', Brussels, 6 Nov 2001 and the related report, The Need For a More Focused Response: European Donor Policies Toward Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by Philip Rudge, Jan 2002

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


League of Arab States (later the Arab League), Organisation of American States (OAS) and Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Date: 1995-2008
Shelfmark: MS.12399/34
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: League of Arab States 1995-2005, including:

Folder 2: Organisation of American States (OAS) and Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), 1998-2008, including Internal Displacement in the Americas: Some Distinctive Features by Roberta Cohen and Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, May 2001

Folder 3: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2002-2005, including 'Report on SAARC', The Brookings-SAIS Project on Internal Displacement, 2 Dec 2002 (Ref:551221) and papers and correspondence related to a proposed regional conference on IDPs to be held in Sri Lanka, Aug 2005 [the conference did not take place]

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


E   Papers relating to the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement 1983-2008

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12399/35-46


Early papers relating to standards for IDPs (prior to Guiding Principles)
Date: 1984-2000
Shelfmark: MS.12399/35
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: papers relating to Turku Declaration and Initiative on Minimum Humanitarian Standards, 1991-2000

Folder 2: Latin American States and standards for IDPs, 1984-1995 and n.d. (c. 1996), including:

Folder 3: papers and articles on rights and laws relating to IDPs (prior to publishing of Guiding Principles), 1995-1996 and n.d.(c. early 1990s)

Development of legal norms applicable to IDPs
Date: 1994-2002
Shelfmark: MS.12399/36A
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence, papers and reports:

Folder 1: May 1994-Jul 1995, including:

Folder 2: Sep-Dec 1995, including:

Folder 3: Jan 1996-Aug 2002, including Human Rights Study Series 9: Internally Displaced Persons Compilation and Analysis of Legal Norms by Francis M. Deng, published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, 1998

Development of legal norms applicable to IDPs
Date: 1993-1998 and n.d.[c.1996]
Shelfmark: MS.12399/36B
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to compilation of legal norms applicable to protection against displacement, including notes and draft documents prepared by Maria Stavropulou and the final report: UN Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Representative of the Secretary General, Mr Francis M. Deng, submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1997/39 'Compilation and Analysis of Legal Norms, Part II: Legal Aspects Relating to the Protection against Arbitrary Displacement', E/CN.4/1998/53/Add.1, 11 Feb 1998

International and customary law regarding IDPs
Date: 1983-2005
Shelfmark: MS.12399/37
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: papers and correspondence relating to the International Law Association initiative on internally displaced persons, 1994-2003

Folder 2: papers relating to the legal status of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement with respect to customary international law, 2001-2005 and n.d.[c.early 2000s], including:

Folder 3: photocopies and reprints of academic papers and articles relating to soft law and customary law, 1983-2003

National and regional laws and policies on IDPs: general, countries and regions A-N
Date: 2000-2007
Shelfmark: MS.12399/38
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers, draft laws and correspondence:

Folder 1:

Folder 2:

Folder 3:

National and regional laws and policies on IDPs: countries and regions P-U
Date: 1997-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/39
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers, draft laws and correspondence:

Folder 1:

Folder 2:

Folder 3:

Related Material

Texts of final laws may be on the Georgetown University website or the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre website.


Development of the Guiding Principles
Date: 1994-1998 and n.d.[c.1995-1998] and n.d.[c. 2001]
Shelfmark: MS.12399/40
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1, 1994-1998 and n.d.[c.1995-1998]: early support for Guiding Principles; meetings to draft and review the Guiding Principles, including papers and correspondence relating to:

Folder 2: external comments on draft Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, Nov 1997-Nov 1998 and n.d. [c.Jan 1998]

Folder 3: draft and final versions of Guiding Principles and related correspondence 1996-1998 and n.d.[c.2001], including:

Academic papers and press articles relating to the Guiding Principles
Date: 1998-2003
Shelfmark: MS.12399/41
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Dissemination and usage of the Guiding Principles
Date: 1998-2000
Shelfmark: MS.12399/42
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: papers, reports and correspondence, 1998

Folder 2: papers, reports and correspondence, 1999, including the following reports of a meeting held in Bogotá from 27 to 29 May 1999:

Folder 3: papers and correspondence relating to Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement-Annotations by Walter KÄlin, 1999-2000

Dissemination and usage of the Guiding Principles
Date: 2000-2001
Shelfmark: MS.12399/43
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises

Folder 1: correspondence, papers and reports 2000, including:

Folder 2: correspondence, papers and report relating to the 'International Colloquy on the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement' Vienna, 21-23 Sep 2000

Folder 3: correspondence, papers and reports, 2001, including report of 'Workshop on the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement', Freetown, Sierra Leone, 12-14 Mar 2001

Dissemination and usage of the Guiding Principles
Date: 2001-2004
Shelfmark: MS.12399/44
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Dissemination and usage of the Guiding Principles
Date: 2003
Shelfmark: MS.12399/45
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Correspondence, papers and reports, 2003, including:

Folder 2: International Law and International Relations Project - Workshop on Internally Displaced Persons, 13 Jun 2003, Washington D.C., agenda and background papers, including:

Bibliographical References: 'Lessons Learned from the Development of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement' by Roberta Cohen (Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University, Oct 2013)

Dissemination and usage of the Guiding Principles; issues concerning the Guiding Principles
Date: 1999-2008
Shelfmark: MS.12399/46
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: correspondence, papers and reports, 2004, including:

Folder 2: correspondence, papers and reports, 2005-2008, including:

Folder 3: issues concerning the Guiding Principles, 1999-2005, including papers and correspondence relating to:

Restrictions on Access:

Folder 3 is closed until 1 Jan 2030.


F   Brookings IDP project publications 1990-2006

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12399/47-50


Brookings IDP project publications
Date: 1995-2005
Shelfmark: MS.12399/47
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: list of books published by Brookings IDP project 1993-2005; IDP project reports master list; reports and papers 1995-2000, comprising:

Folder 2: reports and papers 2001-2002, comprising:

Brookings IDP project publications
Date: 2004-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/48
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises the following papers and reports:

Folder 1: 2004-2005, comprising:

Folder 2: comprising printed copy of Guide to International Human Rights Mechanisms for Internally Displaced Persons and their Advocates by David Fisher, June 2006

Publications by Brookings IDP project staff
Date: 1990-2003
Shelfmark: MS.12399/49
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises offprints and photocopies of articles, papers, opinion pieces, statements and testimonies by Roberta Cohen, co-director of the Brookings IDP project from 1994-2006:

Publications by Brookings IDP project staff
Date: 1996-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/50
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

G   Papers relating to Brookings IDP programmes and projects 1990-2012

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12399/51-66


Brookings IDP/Asia Pacific Forum (APF) joint project on national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and internal displacement
Date: 2001-2007
Shelfmark: MS.12399/51
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Brookings IDP/Asia Pacific Forum (APF) joint project on national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and internal displacement
Date: 2001-2007
Shelfmark: MS.12399/52
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: Indonesia, 2001-2007, including programme and report of visit of APF/Brookings team to the NHRI of Indonesia from 2 to 7 May 2004 and papers relating to Komnas HAM (NHRI of Indonesia)

Folder 2: papers relating to Nepal, 2004-2005, including programme and report of visit of APF/Brookings team to the NHRI of Nepal from 5 to 9 Jul 2004 and report of 'Workshop on the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) for Staff Members of the Human Rights Commission of Nepal', 13-15 Dec 2005, Godavari Village Resort, Nepal

Folder 3: papers relating to the Philippines, 2003-2005, including:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Brookings IDP/Asia Pacific Forum (APF) joint project on national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and internal displacement; Brookings IDP programme with NHRIs in Africa
Date: 2001-2011
Shelfmark: MS.12399/53
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: papers relating to Sri Lanka, 2004, including programme and report of visit of APF/Brookings team to the NHRI of Sri Lanka from 30 Nov to 3 Dec 2004

Folder 2: Sri Lanka, papers and reports 2001-2004, comprising:

Folder 3: papers relating to Thailand, 2004-2005, including programme and report of visit of APF/Brookings team to the NHRI of Thailand from 9 to 13 August 2004 and 'Report on the Follow-up Activities of the Thailand National Human Rights Commission on the APF-Brookings/Bern Project on Internally Displaced Persons', Thailand National Human Rights Commission, Aug 2005

Folder 4: Final report of the Brookings Institution-University of Bern Project on Internal Displacement, 2005 - compilation of the reports of the APF/Brookings visits to the NHRIs of India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand

Folder 5: Brookings IDP programme with NHRIs in Africa, 2006-2011, including 'Building Capacity for Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Internally Displaced People - An Assessment Mission to the Southern Sudan's Human Rights Commission (SSHRC), November 8-13, 2010' by Ambassador Joyce E. Leader, Consultant, Jan 2011

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Collaborative programmes with civil society: South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia), Macedonia, Russia, Turkey
Date: 2000-2007
Shelfmark: MS.12399/54
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers, correspondence and reports relating to collaborative programmes with civil society:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Collaborative programmes with civil society: Africa, Latin America
Date: 2000-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/55
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers, correspondence and reports relating to collaborative programmes with civil society:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Collaborative programmes with civil society: India
Date: 2003-2012
Shelfmark: MS.12399/56
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers and reports relating to Brookings IDP project collaboration with the Calcutta Research Group (CRG) and CRG Annual Courses on Forced Migration (Kolkata):

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Collaborative programmes with civil society: India, Indonesia, South Asia
Date: 2001-2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/57
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers, correspondence and reports relating to collaborative programmes with civil society:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Collaborative programmes with civil society: Sri Lanka
Date: 2001-2008
Shelfmark: MS.12399/58
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers, correspondence and reports relating to collaborative programmes with the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA), Sri Lanka:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


IDP projects: relief to development
Date: May 1994-Oct 2004
Shelfmark: MS.12399/59
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers, correspondence and reports relating to the 'Brookings Process', an initiative between The Brookings Institution, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and The World Bank to address the 'gap' between humanitarian relief and longer-term development:

Folder 1: Sep 1998-Feb 1999, comprising papers relating to the first roundtable on 'The Gap Between Humanitarian Assistance and Long-term Development', Washington DC, 15 Jan 1999

Folder 2: Feb-May 1999, comprising papers relating to Action Group Meetings on 'Bridging the Gap Between Humanitarian Assistance and Long-term Development'

Folder 3: Jun-Jul 1999 and n.d.[c.1999], comprising papers relating to the second roundtable on 'The Gap Between Humanitarian Assistance and Long-term Development', Paris, 7 Jul 1999

Folder 4: May 1994-Oct 2004, academic papers, policy papers and reviews relating to the gap between relief and development, including:

IDP projects: relief to development; non-state actors research
Date: 1999-2005
Shelfmark: MS.12399/60
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Folder 1: relief to development, comprising general papers and follow-up to the roundtable consultations on the gap between humanitarian relief and long-term development, 1999-2002

Folder 2: relief to development, comprising papers relating to Brookings initiative in Rwanda 2000-2002, including:

Folder 3: papers relating to Brookings IDP non-state actors research project:

IDP projects: durable solutions - when does internal displacement end?
Date: 1998-2007
Shelfmark: MS.12399/61
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Special activities on crisis countries, research and training
Date: 1998-2012
Shelfmark: MS.12399/62
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers, correspondence and reports relating to:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020


Natural disasters and internal displacement
Date: Dec 2004-Feb 2006
Shelfmark: MS.12399/63
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers, correspondence and reports relating to the human rights of displaced persons in India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand following the 26 Dec 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami:

Folder 1: 28 Dec 2004-Feb 2005

Folder 2: Mar-Jul 2005

Folder 3: Aug 2005-Feb 2006, including:

Natural disasters and internal displacement
Date: Mar 2005-May 2012
Shelfmark: MS.12399/64
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Development-induced displacement
Date: 1990-2003
Shelfmark: MS.12399/65
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers, correspondence and reports relating to development-induced displacement:

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1995-2011
Shelfmark: MS.12399/66
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Closed until 1 Jan 2020



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