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2005 | Principles on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons, ECOSOC Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

56th Session, Final Report of the Special Rapporteur, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, UN Doc E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/17

These Principles, issued by the UN Economic and Social Council (Sub-Commission on Human Rights), address the right to restitution of land and housing following displacement, including displacement resulting from conflict situations. It includes the obligation to provide compensation when property or housing has been destroyed. The Principles appear as an Annex to this document beginning at page 5.
Here you can read the author's introductory note to the Basic Principles and Guidelines .