Practice Relating to Rule 132. Return of Displaced Persons
Section A. Conditions for return
Peru’s Law on Internal Displacement (2004) states:
The competent authorities have the primary duty and responsibility to establish the conditions and to provide the means to allow internally displaced persons to return voluntarily, in safety and with dignity, to their homes or places of habitual residence, or to resettle voluntarily in another part of the country.
Peru’s Regulations to the Law on Internal Displacement (2005) define “reintegration or integration” as:
the process by which a lasting solution to the problem that caused the displacement is sought by taking medium- and long-term actions and measures with a view to creating the [necessary] conditions for the social and economic sustainability of the returned or resettled displaced population and for achieving reconciliation and a culture of peace.
The Regulations also states:
Internally displaced persons who return to their places of habitual residence or who have resettled in another part of the country have a right to:
m) Be protected against forced return to or resettlement in a place where their lives, security, freedom or health may be at risk.