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Manual for Sustainable Return

Part I - Context - Introduction

When engaging actively in supporting the returns of Kosovo's internally displaced persons and refugees to their homes, it is necessary to appreciate the wider context within which the returns are taking place. In this section, the Manual for Sustainable Return provides a brief introduction of the social and political environment in which returns are taking place. It also outlines the conditions which should be fostered in order to respect the right to return.

This chapter also reviews the principles which should guide the activities undertaken by each actor, together with a brief analysis of the communities being targeted in the returns process. The chapter ends with a broad overview of the principal factors, including international and local institutions.


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