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Religion and Forced Displacement in the Eastern Orthodox World

Edited by Dr Lucian N. Leustean

This Policy Report examines the relationship between religion-state relations, forced displacement, religious diplomacy and human security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, with a focus on eight countries in the region, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine. It engages with four areas: 1) the circulation of ideas on human security between religious and secular courts, monastic settlements, pilgrimage sites and educational establishments; 2) religious strategies in relation to violence, tolerance, transitory environments and resettlement; 3) religious support, protection and mechanisms towards displaced populations, and 4) channels of religious diplomacy advancing human security.

Edited by Dr Lucian N. Leustean (Aston University) the publication contains essay contributions from: Dr Jasmine Dum-Tragut (University of Salzburg); Dr Daniela Kalkandjieva (University St Kliment Ohridski); Dr Tornike Metreveli (University of St. Gallen); Dr Georgios E. Trantas (Aston University) and Dr Eleni D. Tseligka (Aston University); Dr Andrei Avram (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung); Dr Roman Lunkin (Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences); Dr Aleksandra Đurić-Milovanović (Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts) and Dr Marko Veković (University of Belgrade); and Dr Dmytro Vovk (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University / OSCE/ODIHR).

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Реабилитация здесь и сейчас: Обеспечение правосудия переходного периода в Узбекистане

Нам срочно необходима структура, не зависящая от государственной системы исправительных учреждений, которая будет иметь полномочия на разработку средств правовой защиты по отдельным делам, связанным с прошлыми и текущими злоупотреблениями. Формирование…

Article by Стив Свердлов

Religion and Forced Displacement in Georgia

Introduction Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgia has witnessed three large waves of internal forced migration as a result of armed conflicts. The armed conflicts in the breakaway…

Article by Tornike Metreveli

Religion and Forced Displacement in Greece

After the fall of the Iron Curtain, Greece, until then a country of emigration, became a receiving country for immigrants primarily from the Balkan region. This migratory inflow diversified in…

Article by Georgios E. Trantas and Eleni D. Tseligka

Religion and Forced Displacement in Russia

Introduction The Russian Federation is a unique example of a country where changes in society’s cultural atmosphere and religious consciousness depended more on forced displacement than on inner natural changes.…

Article by Roman Lunkin

Religion and Forced Displacement in Serbia

Introduction The civil war (1992 – 1995) which followed the dissolution of communist Yugoslavia had significant political, economic, and social consequences for the region. One of the most important social…

Article by Aleksandra Đurić-Milovanović and Marko Veković

Religion and Forced Displacement in Ukraine

This paper examines how Ukrainian religious associations have addressed the forced displacement caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict that started in 2014. At the out set there will be a brief…

Article by Dmytro Vovk
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