23.07.07, Council of Europe, “Victims of human rights violations deserve more” Torturers and others who violate human rights should be brought to account – at the same time, we should not forget the victims. What they have gone through tends in many cases to cause distressing trauma, disruption of everyday life and destruction of the future. Justice requires that redress is achieved for the victims.
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Situation of longstanding refugees and displaced persons in South East Europe. Recommendation 1802 (2007)The Parliamentary Assembly has been following the humanitarian situation of refugees and displaced persons in South-east Europe since the very beginning of the armed conflict in the region.
PACE strongly condemns crimes of totalitarian communist regimes. PACE Press release.
Strasbourg, 25.01.2006 – The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) strongly condemned the massive human rights violations committed by totalitarian communist regimes and expressed sympathy, understanding and recognition for the victims of these crimes.
Parliamentary Assembly: Resolution 1481 (2006)1
Need for international condemnation of crimes of totalitarian communist regimes. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1096 (1996) on measures to dismantle the heritage of the former communist totalitarian systems.
Further information, please contact:
Ms. Alexandra Mareschi
10.12.2009 Alexandra Mareschi: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
19.02.2009 by Veikko Saksi, Pro Karelia ry / EUEEP, FINLAND: RIGHT TO RETURN AND RIGHT TO RESTITUTION
12.02.2009 Alexandra Mareschi: HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS FOR RESTITUTION OF PROPERTY OR PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION
THE INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER OF COMMUNIST STUDIES ONLINE, VOL. XIV (2008), NO 21,
edited by Bernhard H. Bayerlein
Conclusions of the White Paper as a Base for the Regulation of the Property Rights by Nerio Marino 2007
Property Report Part I
Property Report Part II
March 2007, Handbook on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons, Implementing the ‘Pinheiro Principles’
Nelly Psarrou, The Greek diaspora in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
The Contemporary Right to Property Restitution in the Context of Transitional Justice
04.07.2007 European Rule of Law in Danger: If Property Rights are the Foundation of a Free Society, Are Europe’s Former Communist States Free?
Ljubo Sirc CBE, IEA Discussion Paper No. 16, 4 July 2007 Institute of Economic Affairs, London
Katrin Frauenkron, Forced Evictions und das Recht auf Wohnung
Rhodri C. Williams, Post-Conflict Property Restitution in Bosnia: Balancing Reparations and Durable Solutions in the Aftermath of Displacement
13.11.2006, Dr. Federico Sperotto, Beyond Bankovic: Extraterritorial Application of the European Convention on Human Rights
Alexandra Mareschi - 06.11.2006
UN Pinheiro Principles - restorative justice
Alexandra Mareschi - 15.10.2006
Property Rights are Human Rights
Menno T. Kamminga, Towards a Permanent International Claims Commission
for Victims of Violations of International Humanitarian Law
Ana Peyro Llopis, The Place of International Law in Recent Supreme Court Decisions
Michael D. Murray, Jurisdiction Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act For Nazi War Crimes of Plunder and Expropriation
Mark J. Chorazak,Clarity and Confusion: Did Republic of Austria v. Altmann Revive State Department Suggestions of Foreign Sovereign Immunity?
Online human rights archive, Motion for Leave to file Brief Amici Curiae
Statement by Rhodri C. Williams, Consultant Brookings Institution-University of Bern Project on Internal Displacement
Property Compensation: Observations on Turkey’s Compensation Law No. 5233 In International Context
Alexandra Mareschi - January 2006
The European Court of Human Rights and the Restoration of Property Rights after the Fall of Totalitarian Regimes
Dr. Ljubo Sirc - December 2005
On sleeping with the enemies: Security exposures of expanding NATO to nations with Communist heritage
Review of the Working Methods of the European Court of Human Rights, December 2005, The right Honourable The Lord Woolf
Press Poland To Pass Property-Restitution Law, By Marilyn Henry, November 25, 2005
Alexandra Mareschi - October 2005
Property seizures in the 20th and 21st century
Land, housing and property restitution after conflict: principles and practice
By Conor Foley, consultant, and Ingunn Sofie Aursnes, formerly Norwegian Refugee Council
In August 2005
Alexandra Mareschi, Imperfect justice - August 2005 / 31.08.2005
Restitution of Property, The TransAtlantic Assembly, Thursday, July 07, 2005
04.07.2005, Leopold von Carlowitz, A Universal Human Right of Property for Refugees and Displaced Persons?
March 2005, Refugee Studies Centre Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, Megan Bradley, The Conditions of Just Return: State Responsibility and Restitution for Refugees
Karyn Becker, United Nations Far West. Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing
The Jerusalem Fund, “Re-claiming Palestine: The Legal Basis for Rights of Return and Restitution”
Policy Research Group, Department of Agricultural Economics, K.U.Leuven,Johan F.M. Swinnen, AN EXPLANATION OF LAND REFORM CHOICES
IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Ethics, Law and Heritage, Dr. Guido Carducci, UNESCO, ICON News 3/2005
Polish Restitution Case Could Set Precedent, Lauren Elkin Special to the Jewish Times
February 24, 2005
Rybnà 9, Praha 1: Restitution and Memory in International Human Rights Law, Patrick Macklem, 2005
Ian Vásquez: The Central Role of Economic Freedom in Democracy
Benjamin Powell: Private Property Rights, Economic Freedom and Well Being
Ágnes Peresztegi, Reparation for holocaust-era human rights violations
Centre for Research into Post-Communist Economies
Wilfried Fiedler: Safeguarding of cultural property during occupation - modifications of the Hague Convention of 1907 by World War II?
September 2004, OECD, "Indirect Expropriation” and the “Right to Regulate” in International Investment Law
Arjun Gupta, A Portrait of Justice Deferred:Retroactive Application of the Fsia and its Implications for Holocaust Era Art Restitution. Republic of Austria v. Altmann, 124 S. CT. 2240 (2004).
Jurisdiction under the foreign sovereign immunities Act for Nazi war crimes of plunder and expropriation, Michael D. Murray, 23.11.2004
Vladislav Bevc, Ph.D. Executive Officer American Owners of Property in Slovenia - 24.08.2004, "War echos"
Alexandra Mareschi - July 2004
Unresolved Property restitution claims in Eastern Europe in contrast to a proposal solving the Cyprus problem
April 27, 2004, Library of Congress: Revelations from the Russian Archives
Anna Seleny, The Fletcher School: The Political Face of Communism and the Economic Institutions of State Socialism"
May 2003, by Ljubo Sirc CBE, Centre for Research into Post-Communist Economies
CRCE BRIEFING: Communists Favour World Disorder
Wouter Veraart, December 30, 2002, Yad Vashem – The International Conference on Confronting History: The Historical Commissions of Inquiry
Housing and property restitution in the context of refugees and other displaced persons, United Nations, Sub-Commission on Human Rights resolution 2002/7
Richard Pipes: Private Property, Freedom, and the Rule of Law, 2001
24.09.2001 Seminar: Russia, Archives and Restitution, International Institute of Social History Amsterdam
26 June 2001,Ljubo Sirc CBE, Centre for Research into Post-Communist Economies
A CRCE Seminar Briefing: Privatisation and Private Property.
Alexandra Mareschi, Memorandum - December 2000 / 23.11.2000
Alexandra Mareschi - 31.07.2000
Property Rights - the duty to restitute or adequately compensate WWII
and post WWII confiscations
Russia: Atrophy Archives - An Update of Restitution Issues, Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University
Private Insurers & Unpaid Holocaust-era Insurance Claims, April 30, 1999
1994 Drazen Petrovic, Ethnic Cleansing - An Attempt at Methodology.
Marko Simoneti, A Comparative Review of Privatisation Strategies in Four Former Socialist Countries
Europe-Asia Studies, Vol.45, N. 1. (1993), pp. 79-102