On the indigenous right of return: Mason Wiley, ‘Circassian Right of Return: “Putin the Terrible or Putin the Enlightened?”‘, American University International Law Review, 29, 5, 2015, pp. 141-170
From the Introduction: Circassians are an indigenous ethnic group that originates in the northwestern Caucasus Mountains. Throughout the nineteenth century, the Russian Empire enacted a policy to eradicate Circassians from their ancestral homelands, effectively pushing almost all surviving Circassians throughout the diaspora. Russia recently hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the heart of Circassian ancestral lands. Many Circassians have expressed an interest in returning to Circassia, particularly Circassians fleeing the conflict in Syria.
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