Source: (2003) International Journal of Refugee law. 13(1/2): 123-141.
As indicated in the title of this article, Ana Garcia Rodicio aims to offer a new theoretical approach to voluntary repatriation by reflecting on the actual situation of Cambodian returnees in terms of â€œrestoration of their life” in Cambodia. By â€œrestoration” Rodicio refers to the process of going back and starting life again in the country of origin for a person who had been exiled for any reason. Rodicio considers all of this within the conceptual framework of restorative justice. Rodicioâ€™s analysis of the process and development of a new theoretical approach build upon two case studies that highlight the approach of two returnees towards their own reintegration processes upon return to Cambodia in 1992-1993. In particular, Rodicio examines the interconnectedness of three concepts: repatriation; reintegration; and reconciliation.
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