Excerpt from S/RES/1296 (2000), op. 3
Notes that the overwhelming majority of internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups in situations of armed conflict are civilians and, as such, are entitled to the protection afforded to civilians under existing international humanitarian law.
- I. GENERAL PROTECTION CONCERNS PERTAINING TO THE CONFLICT-AFFECTED POPULATION
- B. Displacement
- Protection of refugees and internally displaced persons, including prevention from forced displacement and guarantee of freedom of movement