"Internally displaced persons who have returned to their homes or places of habitual residence or who have resettled in another part of the country shall not be discriminated against as a result of their having been displaced. They shall have the right to participate fully and equally in public affairs at all levels and have equal access to public services."
DocumentUN (OCHA): Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, Principle 29
- People displaced against their will should have the opportunity to be considered resident in their former place of residence.
- Voting by internally displaced persons should be facilitated, including by allowing temporary changes of residence and inclusion in voter lists at a place of stay or granting a possibility to return to cast ballots.