Commitments to refugees and displaced persons in African peace agreements, 1990-2018

Published: 30 October 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/d3jm478pwr.1
Nicolas Parent


This represents data on peace agreement commitments towards refugees and displaced persons on the African continent (excluding MENA) from 1990 to 2018. It is the result of the analysis of 177 peace agreements responding to the search queries ‘Africa (excl. MENA)’ and ‘refugees and displaced persons’ on the Peace Agreement Database (PA-X). Through robust content analysis procedures, these agreements were coded based on their commitments to forced migrants. In total, 61 codes were classified into 10 categories: (1) repatriation, resettlement, reintegration, rehabilitation, and reconstruction (‘5R’), (2) state/party recognition, (3) provision commitments, (4) development, (5) programming, (6) institution-building, (7) ground conditions, (8) land and property, (9) prohibitions and restrictions, and (10) law and rights.



McGill University


Human Rights, Refugee, Peace Study, International Agreement, Migration