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Will this ECHR ruling apply in Cyprus too?

Postby Kikapu » Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:33 am

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Illegal Serb church on Bosniak woman’s land is demolished

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An orthodox church is demolished in Konjevic Polje, the village next to Srebrenica in Bosnia, Saturday, June 5, 2021. Bosnian authorities have demolished a Serbian Orthodox church illegally built on the land owned by a Bosniak woman after a 20-year-long legal battle that reached the European Court of Human Rights. Workers and construction machinery arrived at Fata Orlovic’s yard in the village of Konjevic Polje early Saturday. (AP Photo/Sladjan Vasic)

Posted: Jun 5, 2021 / 05:21 AM CDT / Updated: Jun 5, 2021 / 06:30 AM CDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian authorities on Saturday demolished a Serbian Orthodox church that was illegally built on land owned by a Bosniak woman, a move that comes after a 20-year legal battle that saw the case reach the European Court of Human Rights.

Workers and construction machinery arrived at Fata Orlovic’s yard in the village of Konjevic Polje early Saturday. Using a crane, they brought down the white-colored church and its tower bell.

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in October 2019 that authorities must remove the church and pay damages to the Orlovic family totaling 31,000 euros ($36,500).

The church was built shortly after Orlovic and her family were expelled from the village, 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Srebrenica during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. The family are Bosniaks, who are mostly Muslim, and the village was taken by Bosnian Serbs, who are mainly Orthodox Christians.

“Thank God we finally saw this happen,” said Orlovic, who is in her late 70s. “I am exhausted after 20 years.”

“Now, finally, I can sit down and have a cup of coffee in my yard without being chased out. I have never done anything wrong to them,” she added. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

https://www.wkrg.com/news/illegal-serb- ... emolished/
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Re: Will this ECHR ruling apply in Cyprus too?

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:32 am

Yeah, I suggest you start from those that were built in 350AD and work your way up to the 1570s when you were ethnically cleansed! :lol:
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Re: Will this ECHR ruling apply in Cyprus too?

Postby Paphitis » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:38 am

Why not? All thiefs should be punished and all property should be given back to their owners.

Probably hard if a highway or airport was built. In those case, real owners should be compensated with fair market value in today’s market and probably for loss of revenue and income too.
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Postby Kikapu » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:50 am

Paphitis wrote:Why not? All thiefs should be punished and all property should be given back to their owners.

Probably hard if a highway or airport was built. In those case, real owners should be compensated with fair market value in today’s market and probably for loss of revenue and income too.


It is often very difficult to destroy a religious structures so I was surprised that the above event took place to return the land back to it’s owner. Turkey has built many mosques in the north, no doubt some on GC land, and should there to be any peace settlement, perhaps similar ECHR ruling will be made against those structures also.
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Re: Will this ECHR ruling apply in Cyprus too?

Postby erolz66 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:53 am

Paphitis wrote:Why not? All thiefs should be punished and all property should be given back to their owners.


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Postby Paphitis » Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:44 am

erolz66 wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Why not? All thiefs should be punished and all property should be given back to their owners.


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Postby Paphitis » Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:47 am

Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Why not? All thiefs should be punished and all property should be given back to their owners.

Probably hard if a highway or airport was built. In those case, real owners should be compensated with fair market value in today’s market and probably for loss of revenue and income too.


It is often very difficult to destroy a religious structures so I was surprised that the above event took place to return the land back to it’s owner. Turkey has built many mosques in the north, no doubt some on GC land, and should there to be any peace settlement, perhaps similar ECHR ruling will be made against those structures also.


Yes maybe it’s political. They could have compensated the victim and left the structure there I suppose. When I mean compensation, I mean real compensation so the victim can move on with her life, and buy another house, an even better one.

Definitely no reason for anyone to feel aggrieved.
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