In this report to the Second Session of the Human Rights Council, RSG Kälin discusses his activities in support of his mandate as the Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.
In his statement, Kälin stated that there are three key elements to ensuring the protection of the human rights of IDPs:
- There must be a strong normative framework;
- There must be political will; and
- There must be the capacity to protect.
By basing his work on these pillars, the human rights of IDPs can be better protected.
"The military is bound by the Posse Comitatus Act, a 19th- century federal law that restricts participation in law enforcement activities. Unless Congress specifically authorizes it, military personnel can’t have direct contact with civilians, including immigrants."