End Forced Evictions

In every part of the world people are forced out of their homes without warning or consultation, without access to justice and without compensation. These forced evictions often involve violence. They destroy livelihoods and social networks. Forced evictions hurt the poorest and most marginalized people. Together we can end these human rights violations.

Marginalized communities living in inadequate conditions in informal settlements and slums are at particular risk of forced eviction. Women suffer disproportionately from forced evictions and often experience a greater risk of violence after they have been evicted.

Forced evictions are evictions carried out without legal protections. This means those affected are not genuinely consulted to identify feasible alternatives to eviction nor are they given adequate notice. Communities do not have access to effective remedies such as compensation and are not offered adequate alternative housing.

We all have the right to housing and to be protected from forced evictions, which are illegal and a human rights violation. Governments must act to prohibit and prevent them.

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Latest blogs

“You can’t give up; you have to fight for your rights!” - 13 June 2013

Violent evictions a worrying sign for Kenya’s new government - 25 May 2013

‘We’ll throw you all out’– Forced eviction threat for Haiti earthquake victims - 23 April 2013

Bringing home Romareality to the heart of the EU - 11 April 2013

“Don’t finance forced evictions” - 7 March 2013

Lagos, Nigeria: Wherehousing is a luxury - 5 March 2013

News and Updates

Israel/OPT: Gaza power crisis has compounded blockade’s assault on human dignity

1 December 2013

Israel must immediately lift its blockade on the Gaza Strip, including by allowing the delivery of fuel and other essential supplies into the territory without restrictions, said Amnesty International today.

Cambodia: Global call to release Yorm Bopha ahead of Supreme Court appeal

19 November 2013

Cambodia must free housing rights activist Yorm Bopha, Amnesty International said as it launched a worldwide campaign for her release just days before her Supreme Court appeal.

Colombia: Paramilitary group threatens indigenous protesters with ‘social cleansing’

21 October 2013

There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat from a right-wing paramilitary group.

Kenya: Legislation urgently required to halt devastating forced evictions

7 October 2013

The Kenyan government must put an immediate end to mass evictions until legal safeguards are put in place to protect the human rights of the thousands of residents living in slums and informal settlements who are affected, said Amnesty International.

China: Halt imminent forced eviction of housing rights activist

11 September 2013

Chinese authorities must stop imminent plans to forcibly evict the last remaining residents of the village of Ba Gou just outside of Beijing.

Video and Audio

Teargas in Egypt's Tahrir Square

29 June 2011

Amnesty International's Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui reports from demonstrations in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

World Habitat Day - Slideshow 2

World Habitat Day - Slideshow 2

Out of sight - In their own words

Maja was with her children on the day of the resettlement, and she describes here what conditions are like in the settlement of Rakovica...