IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Mridula Dhekial Phukan
Internally Displaced Persons constitutes the category of vulnerable population who suffer violations of their rights due to the lack of the development of obligatory international law for their protection. The Geneva Convention is only confined to areas of armed conflict. Therefore the Internally Displaced Persons are expose to repeated hardship due to the lack of legal framework The Guiding Principles on Internal Displcement lay down certain standards for protection of IDPS but they do not have the force of a binding instrument.