Going home: land and property issues


Scott Leckie, director of the Geneva-based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, joins us as Guest Editor for our feature section on land and property rights of displaced people. In his introduction, he stresses: “Few procedures are more complex, subject to controversy and difficult to implement than ensuring that those who have a right to return to their original homes are actually allowed to do so.” The eight articles that follow illustrate this point from around the world and draw out recommendations for building awareness and encouraging better practice in the future.