of longstanding refugees and displaced persons in South East Europe
Plenary debate 27 June 2007
big humanitarian tragedy of longstanding refugees, displaced persons and missing
persons as a sad results of conflicts on our continent
rightfully has a big attention of our Assemblee.
the Southern Caucasus and the western Balkan these afterglow is still
burning and it's very good that with this report we focus on the
situation of refugees and displaced persons in the former Yugoslavia.
report does make good proposals to a speed up of the implementation of the
mechanisms and instruments that aleady exist but are denied by the countries
is the shaping of conditions under which a succesfull return of refugees and
IDP's is possible.
resettlement can only succesful be achieved if there is adequate housing, return
of properties, a fair compensation and a common sense that living peaceful
together is the only sustainable solution.
draft recommendation hand out the tools for this mission, but the political will
to use them is in head and hearts of the politicians of het coutries involved.
parliaments of these countries are represented in this assemblee and a very
positive reaction from their side should be the first necessary step.
next step should be that their parliaments discuss this report and control their
governments in the way they make concrete steps upon the proposals that are made
to them in the recommendation.
course, according the procedure the Assemblee recommends the committee of
ministers to urge the governements of these states to take measures, but it
would be a good thing if the parliaments do the same.