Repatriation, Insecurity, and Peace

A Case Study of Rwandan Refugees

Editors: Yonekawa, Masako, Sugiki, Akiko (Eds.)

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  • Examines how the United Nations’ refugee policies, such as forced repatriation and cessation of refugee status, have impacted refugees, particularly their psychology, which tends to be overlooked   Describes the situation of the present Rwandan refugees in various African countries, including the eastern DR Congo, where the majority of them have lived for 20 years with no protection, as well as Zambia and Uganda   Discusses both theory and practice, especially from the refugees’ point of view 

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This book analyzes three major issues related to refugees: repatriation and its accompanying concerns – peace and security. Since the late 1980s, repatriation has been considered the most appropriate solution for refugees. This applies if the home country is peaceful, but often repatriation takes places in conflict situations, which can lead to national and human insecurity problems.   Rwanda is one of the countries where the question of repatriation has become highly controversial since the 1990s. The United Nations maintains that Rwanda has changed significantly since the 1994 genocide, and today enjoys an essential level of peace and security. This explains why the UN has promoted repatriation and recommended the cessation of Rwandan refugee status, yet the vast majority of refugees have refused to return to the country.   Providing insights from researchers, former UN staff members, journalists, and, most importantly, former Rwandan refugees themselves into both the theory and practice of refugees' repatriation as well as the security and peace issues, this book appeals to postgraduate students, academics, policymakers, and practitioners working for international organizations and NGOs.

About the authors

Masako Yonekawa,  Tsukuba Gakuin University
Akiko Sugiki,  Keio University

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • “Voluntary” Repatriation of Rwandan Refugees in Uganda: An Analysis of Law and Practice

    Pages 1-20

    Ahimbisibwe, Frank

  • Renouncing Nationality to Avoid Repatriation: A Perspective from the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

    Pages 21-36

    Akiyama, Hajime (et al.)

  • The Legacy of RPF Violence and Why Rwandan Refugees Refuse to Return

    Pages 37-51

    Rever, Judi

  • Aggravated Trauma and Insecurity Among Rwandan Hutu Refugees

    Pages 53-66

    Nduwamungu, Marcelline

  • Refugee Repatriation and Peace Process: Motive and Nature of Repatriation of Rwandan Refugees (1990–2017)

    Pages 67-89

    Yonekawa, Masako

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Repatriation, Insecurity, and Peace
Book Subtitle
A Case Study of Rwandan Refugees
Editors
  • Masako Yonekawa
  • Akiko Sugiki
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2850-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2850-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-2849-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 115
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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