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Papers by Regional Kinetics

Turkish-Armenian Protocols: Reality and Irrationality, September 30, 2009, David Davidian

Land Reparation – Statics and Dynamics (English), Статиките и динамиките за обезщетенията със земи (Bulgarian) July 1, 2009 David Davidian

Papers by Individuals

‘2012 Declaration’: A History of Seized Armenian Properties in Istanbul, Raffi Bedrosyan, December 6, 2012

Financial, Territorial, and Moral Reparations for the 1915 Armenian Massacres, George S. Yacoubian, Jr.,J.D.,Ph.D, War Crimes, Genocide, & Crimes against Humanity, Volume 4 (2010): 59 98

Armenians Have Strong, Legitimate Claim for Reparations, Alfred de Zayas

The Twentieth Century’s First Genocide:International Law, Impunity, the Right to Reparations, and the Ethnic Cleansing Against the Armenians, 1915-16, Alfred de Zayas

Legal Claim for German Reparations to the Herero Nation, Sidney Harring

Indigenous Genocide: The United States of North America, Anne Waters

Prelude to Conflict: Communal Interdependence in the Sanjak of Alexandretta 1920-1936, Robert B. Satloff, Middle Eastern Studies, Volume 22, Issue 2 April 1986, pages 147 - 180. No abstract is available.First sentence in paper: In the late 1930s, Kemalist Turkey exploited anxiety over the growth of fascism in Europe to coerce France into ceding the Sanjak (district) of Alexandretta, a tiny piece of territory it held under mandatory control in the northwestern corner of Syria. Turkey subsequently forbade Syrian citizens from owning land in Turkey.

From Past Genocide to Present Perpetrator -- Victim Group Relations and Long-Term Resolution, A Philosophical Critique, Henry C. Theriault, April 26, 2008, Armenian Weekly

Reparations as Essential Element of any Just Resolution of Genocide, Henry Theriault on April 23, 2011, The Armenian Weekly 2011 Magazine

Confiscation of Armenian Property and the Destruction of Armenian Historical Monuments as a Manifestation of the Genocidal Process, Dickran Kouymjian, California State University, Fresno

Revisiting the Turkification of Confiscated Armenian Assets, Raffi Bedrosyan on April 17, 2012, Armenian Weekly (See similar article: Stealing from One vs. Stealing from a Nation, Raffi Bedrosyan, The Armenian Mirror-Spactator, May 19, 2012, page18)

The Taboo within the Taboo: The Fate of ‘Armenian Capital’ at the End of the Ottoman Empire, European Journal of Turkish Studies, 2011, Bedross Der Matossian

Սևրի պայմանագրի չիրագործման հետևանքները Մերձավոր Արևելքի և միջազգային քաղաքականության համար, Արմեն Այվազյան, «Երկիր», #1 (1871), 13.01.2006.

Reparations for the Herero Genocide: Defining the limits of international litigation, Allan D. Cooper is a professor of political science at Otterbein College, Ohio (E-mail: acooper@otterbein.edu ). African Affairs 2007 106(422):113-126; doi:10.1093/afraf/adl005

Genocide, Apology and Reparation – the linkage between images of the past in Namibia and Germany, July 2007, Reinhart Koessler

Papers by Institutions

The Taboo within the Taboo: The Fate of ‘Armenian Capital’ at the End of the Ottoman Empire, European Journal of Turkish Studies, Bedross Der Matossian, 02 July 2012

The Complexities of Land Reparations, Cornell Law School, Gregory S. Alexander, 2013

International Boundary Study -- Iran - Turkey USSD 1964 (1932 Turkish-Iranian Land Swap: Turkey bargains for all of Ararat) Also see: Ref 1, Ref 2

List of national border changes since World War I, Wikipedia (not a complete study)

Responsibility for Historical Injustices: Reconceiving the Case for Reparations, University of Pennsylvania, From the selected works of Amy J. Sepinwall, January 2006

Nómina de Personas Reconocidas como Víctimas en etapa de Reconsideración -- Recomendations based in The National Commission on Political Imprisonment and Torture, the delivered
the President of the Republic of Chile, November 2004

Holocaust Assets & Reparations, The Jewish Virtual Library

Losses of the Armenian Church During the Genocide, Arak29

The Applicability of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide to Events which Occurred During the Early Twentieth Century, The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

Canadian Reparations to Aboriginals, September 2008, The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

The Contemporary Rights to Property in the Context of Transitional Justice, May 2007, The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

The Status of Internally Displaced Kurds in Turkey: Return and Compensation Rights -- An Update, Kurdish Human Rights Project, Bar Human Rights Commission of England and Wales, December 2006

Genocide Reparations, World Vision Report, In order to handle hundreds of thousands of people convicted of crimes during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, the government has set up a unique program of community service for the convicted.

Reparations for Victims of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes: Systems in Place and Systems in the Making, Background Paper Prepared for the Conference organised by the Clemens Nathan Research Centre in collaboration with REDRESS and with the Support of the Carnegie Foundation of the Hague The Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands 1-2 March 2007

Articles of Interest

Armenian Gold Series

Kimsenin parası Osmanlı’da kalmadı, Bugün Gazetesi, Jun 23, 2012 Some browsers are not configured to display this pdf directly -- right click link and "Save Link As"

Fransa Ermeni altınlarını verecek mi?, Bugün Gazetesi, Jun 23, 2012 Some browsers are not configured to display this pdf directly -- right click link and "Save Link As"

Lost Armenian gold located by Turkish Historical Society, Hurriyet Daily News, Jun 22, 2012

Ermenilerin kayıp altınları bulundu, Bugün Gazetesi, Jun 22, 2012 Some browsers are not configured to display this pdf directly -- right click link and "Save Link As"


Kenyans celebrate Mau Mau compensation win, Aljazeera, 06 Jun 2013

Supreme Court Will Not Review Armenian Genocide-Era Insurance Claims Case, Armenian Weekly, June 10, 2013

Turkish Banks Not Immune From Suits in U.S. Courts From Genocide Victims, Assyrian International News Agency, 4-5-13

WWII German Reparations to Greece, Hellenic Electronic Center

Canada’s First Nations More pow than wow; Glacial talks about land rights, The Economist, August 25, 2012

US Supreme Court May Hear First Ever Armenian Genocide-Related Lawsuit, Armenian Weekly, July 3, 2012

Native Americans To Be Reimbursed Millions After US Supreme Court Ruling, PanArmenian, Jun 20, 2012

Descendants of Armenian Genocide victims to receive $2.1M, Glendale News-Press, Jun 12, 2012

Istanbul Patriarchate Files a Suit for the Return of the Erzerum Sanasaryan School, gibrahayer.com, Mar 31, 2012

Appeals court tosses Armenian payments law, AP, Feb 23, 2012

Wanted: Owners of Six Tons of Gold Left in Historic Armenia, Armenian Mirror Spectator, Nov 25, 2011

9th Circuit to Reconsider Armenian Genocide Case En Banc, Law.com, Nov 11, 2011

The Western Prelacy Scores Early Victory against the Getty Museum in Lawsuit involving Armenian Genocide-Era Looted Art, Center for Armenian Remembrance, Nov 3, 2011

Lawsuit Seeks Return of Seized Lands: Incirlik Airbase Sits on Disputed Territory, Armenian Mirror Spectator, Sept 30, 2011

Turkey Decrees Partial Return of Confiscated Christian, Jewish Property, Armenian Weekly, Aug 28, 2011

Chile recognises 9,800 more victims of Pinochet's rule, BBC, Aug 18, 2011

Plaintiffs Score Early Victory Against Turkish Banks in Armenian Genocide Lawsuit, Assyrian International News Agency, Aug 13, 2011

US court requests Turkey’s defense in lawsuit filed by Armenian-Americans, Hurriyet Daily News, May 17, 2011

Germany makes its final First World War reparations payment, Kathryn Hadley, History Today, Sept 2010

Apology to the Native Peoples of the United States, You can find apology on page 334 of this pdf, part of the Budget of the United States Government: Appendix Fiscal Year 2011

Armenian-Americans sue Turkey over land claims, Washington Post December 15, 2010

Balakian; Haroutunian; Mahdesian vs The Republic of Turkey; Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey; TC Zirat Bankasi; DOES 1-100, Filed Clerk US District Court, Dec 15, 2010, Central District Court of California

Armenian genocide suit revived by court reversal, San Francisco Chronicle, December 12, 2010

Turkey: Celebrity lawyer takes on Turkish government, banks for Armenian assets, LA Times, August 10, 2010

Turkey warns that Bulgarian compensation claims might be harmful, The Sofia Echo, January 5, 2010

US Government Settles Century Long Dispute with American Indian Nations, US Department of the Interior, December 8, 2009

Properties from Seyfo genocide 1915 are returned, AssyriaTimes, January 8, 2009

Descendants of Armenian Genocide File Class Action Against Insurer, Amanda Bronstad, The National Law Journal, September 18, 2008

N.Y. Life set to pay millions in nearly century-old claims, NY Daily News, September 4, 2008

Armenian Genocide Descendants File Class Action against Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank Announces Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP, Business Wire, January 13, 2006

Թուրքական քարոզչություն՝ փոխհատուցման դիմաց, Խաչատուր Դադայան, 23 Ապրիլի 2007 (Turkish Propaganda in the face of Reparations, Khachatur Dadayan, April 23, 2007) Some browsers are not configured to display this pdf directly -- right click link and "Save Link As"

Turkey faces huge payout for homes in Cyprus, The Guardian, December 23, 2005

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signed an agreement to pay Libya $5bn as part of a deal to resolve colonial-era disputes, BBC, August 30, 2008

Agreement Is Reached To Settle Armenian Insurance Policies From 1915, January 28, 2004

Australia Apologizes to Aborigines, AP, February 13, 2008

WWII Reparations: Japanese-American Internees, February 18, 1999

Redress Agreement--Terms of Agreement between the Government of Canada and the National Association of Japanese Canadians, Sept 1988

AXA will pay descendants of some Armenians killed during events in 1915 $12.5 million, (AXA 2005 Annual Report, page 154)