United States of America
Practice Relating to Rule 132. Return of Displaced Persons
Section A. Conditions for return
The US Field Manual (1956) reproduces Articles 45 and 49 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV.
In 1995, during a debate in the UN Security Council on the situation in Abkhazia, the United States supported the extension of UNOMIG’s mandate, which included the contribution “to conditions conducive to the safe and orderly return of refugees and displaced persons”.
In 2003, the permanent representatives of the United States and the United Kingdom to the United Nations wrote in a letter to the President of the UN Security Council:
The United States, the United Kingdom and Coalition partners, working through the Coalition Provisional Authority, shall inter alia, provide for security in and for the provisional administration of Iraq, including by … facilitating the orderly and voluntary return of refugees and displaced persons.