Latest PSRP publication on the return of Myanmar’s displaced people

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The PSRP today publishes its latest working paper on Myanmar and the return of displaced people.

This timely publication, written by Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) associate Kirsten MConnachie, focuses on the experience of displacement in and from Myanmar. In September 2017, more than 300,000 refugees fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine State that shows the scale and urgency of this problem.

McConnachie sets out important recommendations for displacement-specific provisions in a peace agreement to suit the Myanmar context.

The Full Report and Executive Summary are available for download here.



The Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) is based at The University of Edinburgh and run by a consortium of five organisations working on research projects globally. Professor Christine Bell, Assistant Principal (Global Justice) at Edinburgh Law School, is Programme Director.

Kirsten McConnachie is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Warwick and an Associate of the PSRP. She has researched displacement from Myanmar since 2008. Professor McConnachie has been interviewed by media as an expert on refugee issues and on Burma/Myanmar (including BBC World Service, BBC Asian News Service, Channel News Asia, France News 24 and Al-Jazeera)

You can also read the recent PSRP blog post, Myanmar’s Twin Transitions: Challenges and Choices, that reports on the scale of the challenges in Myanmar’s peace and transition processes.





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