Practice Relating to Rule 132. Return of Displaced Persons
Section A. Conditions for return
Angola’s Rules on the Resettlement of Internally Displaced Populations (2001) provides:
It is the responsibility of the Provincial Governments, through the Sub-Groups on Displaced Persons and Refugees of the Provincial Humanitarian Coordination Groups, to carry out the following:
f) To verify the voluntary nature of resettlement and return and the presence of the State Administration;
h) To take appropriate measures to ensure … the safety and dignity of populations during movements to return and resettlement sites.
In 1996, during a debate in the UN Commission on Human Rights in relation to Cyprus, Angola stated: “All restrictions preventing refugees and displaced persons from returning home should be lifted.”