Appendix 7 of the agreement should be essential to the future stability of the region, as it recognized the right of all displaced persons to return to their country of origin or to obtain compensation for property to which they have not been able to return for any reason. In addition, the parties to the agreement were required to implement a return plan to be developed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. They also had to commit to providing the necessary assistance and to taking the political, economic and social measures necessary to ensure the voluntary return of refugees and displaced persons. An independent commission, based in Sarajevo, would be responsible for settling claims for property and compensation. But four years of war had left a legacy of mistrust that ended the hope that those who had been driven out would return easily or easily to live side by side in peace. This climate of suspicion and fear between different ethnic groups continued and many refused to return home. Among those who returned, many people were discriminated against trying to access the labour market or other public services such as health or education. The protection of returnees and their countries of origin, particularly in the case of minorities, was essential to ensure the initial success of repatriation and more active participation by the post-war Multinational Peacekeeping Force (SFOR) could have helped to increase the number of returnees at this early stage. Added to all these difficulties has been the pressure on some European countries to recover hundreds of thousands of Bosnian refugees despite the lack of resources to rebuild damaged houses, build new homes or finance compensation claims. The signing of the agreement ended the war, but after twenty years, thousands of people are still displaced and solutions are still needed for the legacy of the war. Of the displaced, about one million remained in the country and up to 1.2 million fled to other countries.