The Pinheiro Principles

Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons Implementing the ‘Pinheiro Principles’

The Pinheiro Principles provide restitution practitioners, as well as States and UN and others agencies, with a consolidated text relating to the legal, policy, procedural, institutional and technical implementation mechanisms for housing and property restitution.

This booklet contains the full text of the international standard which outlines the rights of refugees and displaced persons to return not only to their countries when they see fit to do so, but to their original homes and lands as well. The Pinheiro Principles are the culmination of more than a decade of international and local activities in support of the emerging right to housing and property restitution as a core remedy to displacement.

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Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons