n South African Journal on Human Rights - Housing, Land And Property Restitution Rights Of Refugees And Displaced Persons : Laws, Cases And Materials, S. Leckie : book review

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-7203



Refugees and other forcibly displaced persons (herein collectively referred to as forced migrants) constitute a very vulnerable group in society in need of special protection. One of the important rights that forced migrants have is the right of return in safety and dignity to their countries and homes of origin. This right, however, is not simply restricted to returning to their original homes in an atmosphere devoid of actual, or the threat of, violence and other forms of harm, but it also extends to the restoration of property rights or interests to their previous position () : the legal principle of .

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