Is There Any Other Way?: Understanding Refugees’ Right to Property after Denmark’s Passage of the Jewelry Law

Is There Any Other Way?: Understanding Refugees’ Right to Property after Denmark’s Passage of the Jewelry Law

By: Kellina Keylek.

In 2015 alone, one million people from the Middle East and parts of Africa reached the European Union seeking asylum from countries consumed by war, political instability, and repression. Placed between two of the most “immigrant friendly” countries in Europe, Denmark responded to the influx of asylum seekers by enacting new policies further restricting the rights of refugees.

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Must a New Nation Return Property Seized by a Prior Regime?

Must a New Nation Return Property Seized by a Prior Regime?

By Savannah Priebe.

 

World War II wounds have once again resurfaced in the form of legal action, this time against the country of Croatia. Descendants of Croatian Serbs, Jews and Roma are now seeking repayment for their relatives' seized property and suffering during World War II. This post analyzes this current controversy under adhere to the intent of the UNIDROIT convention and Croatia's responsibility to repatriate any property now its its control from World War II.

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