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Remedying Displacement in Frozen Conflicts: Lessons From the Case of Cyprus

  • Nasia HADJIGEORGIOU (a1)

This article examines the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, in order to assess the effectiveness of the remedies provided and procedures followed by the Immovable Property Commission (IPC), a mechanism that was established by Turkey in order to remedy displaced Greek Cypriots. It recommends changes for the improvement of the IPC and argues that with their adoption, the Commission could act as a blueprint for the establishment of similar remedying bodies in other frozen conflicts as well. Such institutions are not only important in terms of states’ compliance with their human rights obligations, but can also contribute to the resolution of the underlying conflict itself.

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I would like to thank Dr Nikolas Kyriakou, Dr Aris Constantinides, Dr Arman Sarvarian, Dr Stephanie Laulhe Shaelou and the anonymous reviewer for their comments. Any remaining errors are my own.

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Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies
  • ISSN: 1528-8870
  • EISSN: 2049-7636
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