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Bohnet, H., & Schmitz-Pranghe, C. (2019, February). Uganda: A role model for refugee integration? (BICC Working Paper series No. 2/2019). Bonn: BICC.

Uganda hosts the largest refugee population in Africa and is, after Turkey and Pakistan, the third-largest refugee recipient country worldwide. Political and humanitarian actors have widely praised Ugandan refugee policies because of their progressive nature: In Uganda, in contrast to many other... more

Bohnet, H. (2017, June). Going Beyond Temporary Measures (BICC Policy Brief series No. 4/2017). Bonn: BICC.

Despite recent peace talks in Geneva in February and March, the conflict in Syria shows no signs of ending soon. Consequently, the refugees’ chances of finding durable solutions remain slim and most Syrian refugees can only try to build a livelihood within Turkey. This Policy Brief by Heidrun... more

Bohnet, H. (2016, October). Back to turmoil: Refugee and IDP return to and within South Sudan (BICC Working Paper series No. 7/2016). Bonn: BICC.

In BICC Working Paper 7\2016 Heidrun Bohnet investigates the challenges South Sudanese returnees and displaced persons face from their very own perspective. Building on field research in the autumn and winter of 2015, the author analyses the patterns of return and coping strategies of returnees, as... more

Bohnet, H., Cottier, F., & Hug, S. (2016). Conflict-induced IDPs and the Spread of Conflict. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1-26.

Recent scholarship has found evidence that refugee flows may inadvertently contribute to the spread of conflict across borders. Little is known, however, about the spatial diffusion of conflict within a state’s borders and what role internal displacement plays in such a dynamic. This question is of... more

Bohnet, H. (2016, May). Return To Violent Conflict? Challenges of Sustainable Return of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons to and within South Sudan (BICC Policy Brief series No. 2/2016). Bonn: BICC.

The case of South Sudan shows that peace on paper does not necessarily mean peace on the ground. Many displaced persons are sceptical of the peace process and the commitment of their leaders, in particular as nothing has changed since the beginning of the conflict. Nevertheless, over ten thousand... more

Bohnet, H., Mielke, K., Rudolf, M., Schetter, C., & Vollmer, R. (2015, December). Protected Rather Than Protracted: Strengthening Displaced Persons in Peace Processes (BICC Working Paper series No. 3/2015). Bonn: BICC.

This Paper reviews the current state of the art on the return of displaced persons as a durable solution for long-term displacement situations. It outlines the impact, challenges and actors involved in the return process. The Paper shows that present understandings of return, protracted situations... more

Rüegger, S., & Bohnet, H. (2015). The Ethnicity of Refugees (ER): A new dataset for understanding flight patterns. Conflict Management and Peace Science, First published online November 16/2015.

Introducing a new cross-national dataset on the ethnicity of refugees, covering the years 1975–2009, this study analyzes refugee flight patterns. We argue that the asylum destination of refugees is not haphazard but determined by trans-border ethnic linkages. Building on migration theories, we... more

Bohnet, H., & Rudolf, M. (2015, October). Voluntary Return of Refugees: Chances for Peace and Sustainable Development? (BICC Policy Brief series No. 3/2015). Bonn: BICC.

By the end of 2014, 6.4 million refugees found themselves in protracted situations that have been in place for over five years, and numbers are rising. Could return be a solution to these protracted situations? In BICC Policy Brief 3\2015 Heidrun Bohnet and Markus Rudolf point out what issues... more