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Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons

Walter Kälin

INTRODUCTION

The present report is the last by Walter Kälin, the current Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons, whose mandate ends in October 2010. It is presented in accordance with General Assembly resolution 62/153, Human Rights Council resolution 6/32, and the most recent Council resolution 14/6, adopted June 2010, extending the mandate for another three-year period.

The report provides an overview of the main activities of the Representative during the period from August 2009 to July 2010. It also contains a thematic section on the responsibility of States to provide humanitarian assistance and the corresponding rights of internally displaced persons, an issue closely linked to that of humanitarian access.

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