European court upholds crucial land case

  • 2003-03-20
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSThe European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has handed down a ruling on a controversial Lithuanian land ownership case, closing a chapter in the rocky history of land repatriation and adding clarification to future cases of compensation for the loss of land.The court ordered that a woman whose mother's land had been confiscated by Soviet authorities and subsequently become property of the Klaipeda regional government be granted monetary compensation only.In 1960, the house of Stase Jasiuniene's mother was destroyed by the Soviet government and the land surrounding it turned into...
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