Refugees and the right to property

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Refugees and the Right to Property: Laws that prohibit refugees from owning property in some countries create new problems for them. I will give an example of this in Lebanon. Law No. 296/2001 clearly violates Lebanon's international obligations as it contravenes the basic provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Where Palestinian refugees are prohibited from owning real estate or homes, and the law prohibits anyone from buying real estate from them. In return, Arabs and foreigners are allowed to own private property. This is unfair to Palestinian refugees, and constitutes a serious violation of human rights.
In addition, one of the students in my school, a Syrian refugee, told me about the difficulties that refugees may face, on two issues: freedom of movement and property. When I asked him what is meant by real estate, we do not have the right to buy our own house and we are now living in a rented house and this is tiring
The question is that everyone is trying to provide assistance to refugees, and the state, in turn, imposes severe restrictions on this. Why this complication and burdening them? How can we reduce this problem? Is there a need for the intervention of the United Nations High Commissioner to solve this problem? As proof of this, you can access the link > ar-lB <https://pahrw.ogr

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  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    09 May 2022

    This is an important question, willing_imagination, and thank you for bringing it to our attention. Others can read more about this here: https://www.unrwa.org/sites/default/files/lebanon_protection_brief_october_2017.pdf

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    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 09 May 2022

      In fact, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Mr. Tom for opening such discussions that open up prospects for everyone to participate and talk about things that I might never have tried to find on my own.

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  • British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    11 May 2022

    A lot of countries took this issue into consideration that refugees don't have homes to live in, or they can't even buy one as it's restricted for them, so they made suitable solutions for such issue, as making projects for refugees to rent-free houses for a duration of time. To illustrate The UK government launched the "Homes for Ukraine" scheme to allow Ukraninians without relatives in the UK to settle there. Under this scheme, people in the UK can nominate an individual or family to stay with them rent-free for at least six months.
    Source of information: https://talk.economistfoundation.org/projects/refugees-and-responsibility/the-discussion/take-our-quiz-about-helping-refugees/

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  • British Council.jpg super_writer | Beitsurik Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2022

    Yes, my friend, this information is correct. In some countries of the world, refugees are not given their full rights like the rest of the people of the state, and they are not given a right, which is the right to property. To him after the painful events he witnessed in his country, but in the state of Armenia, the refugees are given their full rights, such as: education, treatment, and their rights are complete and no distinction is made between them and the original Armenian peopleIn Armenia, the right to property of refugees is related to movable and immovable property and other matters related to the right of ownership, refugees have the same rights as the citizens of Armenia, except for the right to own land, because according to national legislation the right to own land is given only to citizens of Armenia and foreigners with special legal status stay
    This information is from this website: (https://help.unhcr.org/armenia/ar/rights-and-duties/rights-and-obligations-of-refugees/)

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  • British Council.jpg contemplative_drum | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    17 May 2022

    There is a link between this post and another post from topical talk which is " Refugee's rights " , the post link : https://talk.economistfoundation.org/projects/refugees-and-responsibility/the-discussion/refugee-rights/. The link between them is that both are talking about the most important rights that should be offered to refugees . Yes, some countries broke the rules and band the right of property for  refugees. The Universal Declaration stipulates that every body should have his right to proper in Article 17 of it, and many consider that these countrie's deprivation of this right is an application of arbitrary provisions. We all deal with the concept of ownership on a daily basis, so we talk about “my phone” or “my apartment” and we have a clear concept that the thing in question is “mine” and there is no right for no one else to dispose it without a permission. Often this problem must be solved, perhaps through the simplest solution that can be presented, which is changing this rule by those who have power in the state.

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