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Resolutions of the Human Rights Council, previous Commission on Human Rights, and the General Assembly on internally displaced persons

The Human Rigths Council and the previous Commission on Human Rights have adopted annual resolutions on internally displaced persons (IDPs) and frequent resolutions on “Human rights and mass exodus” concerning both IDPs and refugees. Similarly, the General Assembly has passed frequent resolutions on IDPs and on mass exodus. These resolutions are listed below.

Both the Human Rights Council (and previous Commission) and the General Assembly have also passed many resolutions on other topics that are relevant to IDPs. In 2005, the Office of the High Commissioner produced a thematic compilation (E/CN.4/2005/80/Add.1) of resolutions and reports to the Commission on Human Rights relevant to refugees and IDPs from 1994-2004.

Resolutions of the Human Rights Council/Commission on Human Rights on internally displaced persons

To access the reports in all the official languages, please copy the relevant document code, click on “Categorized Search” , and paste it in the “Symbol Number” Field or alternatively search under "Documents"  

Year /HRC/CHR Session

Symbol number

2013 / 23rd Session

A/HRC/RES/23/8

2010 / 14th Session
2007 / 6th Session
2005 / 61st Session
2004 / 60th Session
2003 / 59th Session
2002 / 58th Session
2001 / 57th Session
2000 / 56th Session
1999 / 55th Session
1998 / 54th Session
1997 / 53rd Session
1996 / 52nd Session
1995 / 51st Session
1994 / 50th Session
1993 / 49th Session
1992/ 48th Session

Resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights on “Human rights and mass exodus”*


Year /HRC/CHR Session

Symbol number

2005 / 61st Session
2003 / 59th Session
2000 / 56th Session
1998 / 54th Session
1997 / 53rd Session
1996 / 52nd Session
1995 / 51st Session
1994 / 50th Session

* Partial list

Resolutions of the General Assembly on internally displaced persons


Year /HRC/CHR Session

Symbol number

2010/64th Session
2008/63rd Session
2007/62nd Session
2006/60th Session
2004 / 58th Session
2002 / 56th Session
2000 / 54th Session
1998 / 52nd Session
1996 / 50th Session
1994 / 48th Session

Resolutions of the General Assembly on “Human rights and mass exodus”*


Year /HRC/CHR Session

Symbol number

2013 / 68th session
2003 / 58th Session
2002 / 56th Session
2000 / 54th Session
1998 / 52nd Session
1996 / 50th Session
1994 / 48th Session
1991 / 46th Session

* Partial list