Practice Relating to Rule 132. Return of Displaced Persons
Section A. Conditions for return
In 2009, in a statement before the UN Human Rights Council, the ambassador and permanent representative of Australia stated:
Four months have passed since the conclusion of military hostilities in northern Sri Lanka. Australia remains concerned that over 250,000 civilians remain displaced in camps in northern Sri Lanka. It is vital now to move quickly, more quickly than has been the case to this point, to create the conditions for civilians to move to their lands and rebuild their lives. Freedom of movement for the civilians in the north is essential. The voluntary resettlement process requires full access by international humanitarian agencies to areas of return and to information to ensure effective coordination.
In 2010, in a statement before the UN Human Rights Council Periodic Review on Kenya, the representative of Australia stated:
We continue to be concerned about the insufficient protection of, and assistance to, internally displaced persons and urge the Kenyan Government to address the underlying causes of displacement in order to facilitate their resettlement and reintegration.