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Housing and Property Restitution Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons
Laws, Cases, and Materials


  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107682566

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  • The legal recognition of the housing, land, and property rights of refugees and displaced persons has expanded steadily in recent years as the realization has grown that securing these rights will be beneficial to long-term peace, stability, economic vitality and justice. This volume, first published in 2007, contains more than 240 of the laws, cases and materials that have been adopted during the past century, which accord those unjustly and arbitrarily displaced from their homes and lands with rights: not simply to return to their countries or places of origin, but to return to the original home, land or property from which they were initially forced to flee. The breadth of the restitution standards found within this volume, combined with selected examples of case law and other materials, are a clear indication that a right to housing, land, and property restitution for refugees and displaced persons has emerged within the global legal domain.

    • The first consolidated source of international, regional and national law on housing, land and property restitution for displaced persons
    • Useful for lawyers, government officials, academics, researchers, restitution practitioners, refugee and IDP advocates, NGOs and others
    • Easy to use, even for non-lawyers
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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107682566
    • length: 594 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.02kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Housing and Property Restitution Standards - International:
    1. International standards
    2. Peace agreements
    3. Voluntary repatriation agreements
    4. UN High Commissioner for refugees
    5. UN Security Council
    6. UN General Assembly
    7. UN Commission on Human Rights
    8. UN Sub-Commission on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights
    9. UN Human Rights Treaty bodies
    10. Additional standards
    Part II. Housing and Property Restitution Standards - Regional:
    1. Africa
    2. Americas
    3. Europe
    4. Middle East
    Part III. Housing and Property Restitution Laws and Standards - National:
    1. Afghanistan
    2. Albania
    3. Armenia
    4. Azerbaijan
    5. Bosnia-Herzegovina
    6. Bulgaria
    7. Colombia
    8. Estonia
    9. Georgia
    10. Germany
    11. Iraq
    12. Kosovo
    13. Romania
    14. Rwanda
    15. South Africa
    16. Tajikistan
    Part IV. Housing and Property Restitution Case Law:
    1. Permanent Court of International Justice
    2. International Court of Justice
    3. Human Rights Committee
    4. European Court of Human Rights
    Part V. Useful Resources on Housing and Property Restitution:
    1. General resources
    2. Country/regional resources
    3. Useful websites.

  • Editor

    Scott Leckie
    Scott Leckie is an international human rights lawyer and advocate. He is active in many fields, including economic and social rights, housing rights, forced evictions, housing and property restitution rights for refugees and displaced persons, human rights issues in post-conflict and post-disaster situations, business, and human rights.

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