Antoine C. Buyse
Winner Dissertation Prize 2008
Post-Conflict Housing Restitution. The European human rights perspective, with a case study on Bosnia and Herzegovina
Supervisors: Prof. dr R.A. Lawson, Prof. mr Th.C. van Boven (referent)
Nomination: Leiden University, Faculty of Law
Report by the selection committee
Can the law create a solution in solving the problem of the position of people who have been driven from their homes through national or international conflicts? The author investigates the question whether the law has sufficient possibilities to return the possessions or to provide compensation by means of legislation, jurisprudence or international rules.