Practice Relating to Rule 132. Return of Displaced Persons
Section B. Measures to facilitate return and reintegration
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:
a) To plan, organize and ensure the implementation of all resettlement and return processes for displaced persons;
b) To receive new internally displaced persons and returnees and direct them to the reception centres;
d) To identify resettlement and return sites;
e) To monitor the overall resettlement and return process, ensuring the implementation of the norms on the resettlement of internally displaced populations;
g) To guarantee adequate transportation to assist populations returning to their points of origin.
In 1996, during a debate in the UN Commission on Human Rights in relation to Cyprus, Angola stated that “all restrictions preventing displaced persons and refugees from returning home should be lifted”.