On 1 March 2006, the Brookings-Bern Project organized a panel on internal displacement and the Marsh Arabs (Iraq) at the AMAR Foundation Conference in London.
The panel consisted of Walter Kälin, Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, who gave the keynote address which introduced the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement; Dina Abou Samra, Middle East Analyst, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Norwegian Refugee Council, who discussed the requirements for sustainable returns to the Marshlands; Dr. Norbert Wuehler, Director of the Claims Programmes, International Organization for Migration, who addressed property and compensation issues in Iraq; Buraq J. Swaady, Officer-in-Charge, UNHCR Iraq (Basra), who discussed the development of Iraq’s National Policy on IDPs; and Roberta Cohen, Co-director, Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, who gave a summation and closing remarks.
|Keynote Address, Walter Kälin|
|Requirements for Sustainable Returns, Dina Abou Samra|
|Property Issues, Dr. Norbert Wuehler, forthcoming|
|Iraq National Policy on IDPs, Buraq J. Swaady|
|Closing Remarks, Roberta Cohen|
|Final Meeting Report — An IDP Case Study: The Marsh Arabs of Southern Iraq|
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