Lucy Hovil

Dr. Lucy Hovil is the Senior Researcher at the International Refugee Rights Initiative. Previously she founded and ran the Research and Advocacy department of the Refugee Law Project, Faculty of Law, Makerere University, Uganda. She has a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, and is the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Transitional Justice (OUP).

Fletcher Forum articles by Lucy Hovil:


Exile without End? The Struggle to Belong in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

April 26, 2014 by Lucy Hovil
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A political rather than a humanitarian solution is needed in the Great Lakes region of Africa, where refugees live in a protracted state of exile, unable to return home or to acquire citizenship in their host countries.

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