Keyword: evictions

Desde el FSM: propuestas para la unidad de los movimientos sociales urbanos

Agreements and conclusions of the meeting of coordination between urban networks. On 24 January 2007, a convergence meeting of urban social movements playing a role in the right housing and to the city was held in Nairobi under the framework of the WSF, jointly proposed by the HIC and IAI. Participants: around 200 representatives of movements from 20 countries in Africa, Europe, Northern and Latin America and Asia, as well as local authorities that are members of the LAF.

Amnesty International public statement

13 October 2009 Nigeria: Security forces use violence against demonstrators Amnesty International condemns the excessive use of force by some members of the security forces in Bundu waterfront community, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 12 October. At least three people were killed and eleven seriously injured when combined troops of the Joint Task Force (JTF) and police used firearms to disperse a crowd.

Victims of police violence and forced evictions near Papua New Guinean gold mine

The government of Papua New Guinea must investigate the conduct of police who burnt down homes and threatened people with guns while illegally evicting them from land next to one of the biggest gold mines in the country, Amnesty International said today.

(Almost All) Evictions banned in Hungary

Eviction blockade in Budapest (May 13 2010) 22 июля 2010 года только что избранное правоцентристское правительство Венгрии наложило запрет на почти все формы принудительного выселения, которое будет действовать до 15 апреля 2011 года. Единственное исключение составляют жильцы, незаконно вселившиеся в дома, которые могут быть выселены частными или государственными организациями.

Egypt authorities urged to prevent forced evictions in city slums

The Al-Duwayqa rockslide of 2008 killed at least 119 people © Amnesty International Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty has warned in a letter to the Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif that plans to redevelop Greater Cairo's poorest areas risk leaving thousands in inadequate housing or homeless. Residents of 33 "shack areas" in the capital and the city of Giza are scheduled to be relocated to 35,700 housing units in 6 October City, south west of Giza, and 15 May City, south of Cairo, by the year 2015 as part of the 2050 Greater Cairo plan.

SWAT Team executes eviction; 7 arrested in Rochester, NY eviction defense

The city of Rochester brought shock and awe into a residential community as they sent 25 police cars, including the Rochester SWAT team, to evict the Lennon-Griffin family- including a grandmother and 7 children- from a single family home.

Guatemala, la IAI esige dal Presidente la fine degli sgomberi e l’apertura di un tavolo di dialogo

We are writing to you to express our grave concern over the violent evictions that have been taking place since 15th March 2011 in Miralvalle, Parana, Bella Flor, Quinch, Ingenio Chabil Utzaj, Sekokpur in Valle del Polochic, Panzós, Alta Verapaz, Retalhuleu Linea Ferrea, Domingo de Ramos, Palin Linea Ferrea.

UK, Councillors vote to evict travellers from Dale Farm

We won't go, No pasaran, Zero Eviction at Dale Farm, UK (April 2011) Travellers and Romany people from across Europe have protested against the planned evictions. Travellers and Romany people will be forcibly removed from an illegal site in Essex if they do not leave voluntarily, councillors have decided. Basildon council's development control and traffic management committee voted to take direct action at Dale Farm, between Billericay and Basildon. The committee also voted to take out an injunction and take similar action at The Paddocks near Wickford.

Istanbul: diritti umani sfrattati

An old patient was left to streets with his oxygen machine A lively green spot among the high-rise blocks of the Atasehir municipality, the tenements of the Roma community of Kucukbakkalkoy were demolished in July, leaving the population to streets, without any differentiation between children, women, the elderly and even the ill.Tarlabasi, Fener, Balat, Ayvansaray,Yenikapi,Kumkapi,Tozkoparan, Derbent, Bedreddin…. Which one next?!

Filippine, Rapporto sugli sfratti : nel 2011 il più elevato numero di casi registrati dal 1994

Столкновения между силами специальных подразделений полиции и государственных бригад по сносу квартала и жителями района Корасон де Хесус в Сан-Хуане ( 11 января 2012г) По данным Ассоциации городских бедняков (UPA), организации, которая занимается жилищными правами, в 2011 году был зафиксирован наивысший с 1994 года уровень насильственных выселений. С января по декабрь зарегистрировано 39 инцидентов по этому вопросу, 14 744 семьи или 73780 человек были насильно выселены. В 92% случаев выселения проводились незаконно, с нарушением норм Акта о жилище и городском развитии. В семи случаях была применена сила.  

Nigeria, Demolishing foundations of peace

Spaces for Change’s just-released research study, “Demolishing Foundations of Peace” documents and critically examines the systematic pattern of forced evictions and house demolitions in Nigeria, perpetrated by both city planners and security forces, in the name of “improving national security”.

Workshop: sfratti, fondi popolari per l’alloggio e cooperative di proprietà collettiva

As part of the World Zero Evictions Days 2007 campaign, a wide variety of national and international institutions are organizing a workshop in Santo Domingo on Evictions, People’s Housing Funds and Collective Property Cooperatives. The aim is to highlight the progress of the creation of a People’s Fund for Housing and Land which is providing millions of people, who are subjected to housing insecurity and evictions in Peru and the Dominican Republic, with access to land and property deeds.

Turkmenistan: 50,000 evicted for the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Satellite imagery traces destruction in the Choganly neighbourhood from 2014 to 2015. The March 2014 image, on the left, depicts 10,052 structures, while only 5,604 appear to still be standing in the April 2015 image, to the right. Within 13 months some 4,898 structures appeared to have been demolished, amounting to nearly 475,000 square metres of homes and other residential structures. © DigitalGlobe An estimated 50,000 or more people have been forcibly evicted from their homes as part of a push to “beautify” the capital of Turkmenistan ahead of the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Amnesty International revealed today as it published satellite images showing the extent of the devastation.