Developing a Normative Framework for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

The author presents a systematic review of the role of treaties in international law and seeks to demonstrate that their importance is today somewhat overstated given the extent to which States and other organizations tend to resort to more flexible means of standard-setting in order to promote respect for human rights. As this text demonstrates, the collaboration of various governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental representatives can result in an instrument which may be broader in scope and more progressive in content. If reinforced by suitable implementation measures, it can be even more effective than a treaty in regulating States' activities. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.