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

Edited by: Scott Leckie

ISBN13: 9781107682566
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2007)
Price: £44.99



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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.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Property Law, Immigration, Asylum, Refugee and Nationality Law
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.