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Buy and Download Description As we have shown in the preceding chapters, the human rights of refugees in Kenya and Uganda were violated in a variety of ways. Encampment was the worst aspect of refugee policy in both countries; a radical change in this respect might not have been a panacea for all the problems faced by refugees, but would have certainly gone a long way at improving respect for their human rights. Among the plethora of negative consequences of refugee camps that have been documented are the link between encampment and epidemics (e.g., van Damme 1996, 1998), environmental degradation (e.g., Black 1998), the radicalisation of ethnic identity (e.g., Malkki 1995), and the breakdown of 'community' (e.g., Harrell- Bond 1986; Hyndman 1996). Camps (and settlements) are wrongly perceived as an efficient way of depoliticising refugees by controlling their movements (Karadawi 1983; Malkki 1995), and as expedient for the provision of humanitarian assistance (Harrell-Bond 1986). Encampment also violates the fundamental right to the freedom of movement that is essential to the enjoyment of all other rights. It also constitutes a unique setting for the arbitrary exercise of power. As we have shown in the preceding chapters, the human rights of refugees in Kenya and Uganda were violated in a variety of ways. Encampment was the worst aspect of refugee policy in both countries; a radical change in this respect might not have b
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