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Lavinia Stan

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Dr. Lavinia Stan is an Associate Professor of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University (STFX) where she is also the Director of the Centre for Post-Communist Studies. Before joining STFX she taught at Concordia University. She has edited and published twelve books including Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Romania (2013), Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (2012), Transitional Justice in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Reckoning with the communist past (2008), and Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania (2007). The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada has funded her research in church-state relations in the European Union member states, religious groups' opposition and support for dictatorial regimes, clergy collaboration with Communist secret police, and transitional justice. Her articles have appeared in Europe-Asia Studies, East European Quarterly, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Problems of Post-Communism, and Sfera Politicii. She was a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of Romanian Exile, currently serves as the Vice-President of the North American Society for Romanian Studies and is the Regional Editor for Europe for the Women's Studies International Forum. She writes the blog Sanctum Sanctorum for the Journal of Property Rights in Transition.

Dr. Stan was educated at Academia de Studii Economice din Bucureşti (B.Com.) and University of Toronto (Ph.D.).

Denying Justice by Delaying It? The ECHR and Property Restitution in Romania

Denying Justice by Delaying It? The ECHR and Property Restitution in Romania

On April 3, 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) granted the Romanian government yet another extension in the hope that owners of property abusively confiscated by the communist regime will see justice. In October 2010, in a pilot judgment in the Maria Atanasiu vs. Romania case the ECHR asked Romania to revise the [...]

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