Leading experts on mediation and the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) collaborated to produce this handbook, which gives mediators the tools they need to incorporate IDPs' concerns into peace processes and agreements. The authors highlight four critical steps:
* assess the causes, dynamics, and characteristics of internal displacement;
* create the framework for integrating internal displacement;
* engage internally displaced persons in peace processes; and
* integrate human rights and interests of IDPs in peace agreements.
Achieving such integration will not only safeguard the rights and interests of IDPs as stakeholders in a peace process but will also help mediators reach a negotiated and lasting settlement for all the parties involved in a conflict.
This volume is the third in the Peacemaker's Tookit series. Each handbook addresses a particular facet of the work of mediating violent conflicts, including such topics as negotiations with terrorists, constitution making, assessing and enhancing ripeness, and track-II peacemaking.