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Shaktimaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 12:03 AM
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24. But is right of return a basic human right?
When has it ever been enacted, for all the refugees of this past century's wars, how often is a right of return enforced or even seriously discussed? Has it ever happened when the land the refugees left changed hands and became a new state? I can think of only a few isolated instances of it happening even when the country in question remained solvent.

Returning to a country you were forced to leave is one thing, even though it only rarely happens, (and even then only if the state decides to offer it of its own accord.) But a right to return to a state that you were never a citizen of, because you or your family once lived on the land where it now stands... when has such a right been declared? Much less enacted?
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