Remedying Displacement in Frozen Conflicts: Lessons from the Case of Cyprus
20 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2016
Date Written: June 01, 2016
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 (henceforth, 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.
Keywords: forced displacement, frozen conflicts, effective remedies, Cyprus
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