A Review of Literature on Post Conflict Land Policy and Administration Issues during Return and Resettlement of IDPs: International Experience and Lessons from Uganda

September 2006
Margaret Rugadya, Eddie Nsamba-Gayiiya and Herbert Kamusiime (Associates for Development)

A report commissioned by the World Bank’s Northern Uganda Recovery and Development Program (RDP). Contains chapters on internal displacement in Uganda; review of policy and laws on IDPs and land in Uganda; review of existing studies on land and IDPs; best practices, experiences, and lessons from Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Cambodia, El Salvador, Bosnia; emerging issues and research questions. Annexes on international conventions and covenants, and UN guiding principles on internal displacement. Argues that land is a critical element in peace building and economic reconstruction, and that one of the main challenges is to create institutions that meet claims for property restitution.