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

Cambodia: Jailed activist must be released, not forgotten

3 September 2013

Cambodian human rights defender Yorm Bopha, imprisoned on spurious grounds last year, must be released immediately, Amnesty International said ahead of the one-year anniversary of her arrest.

French authorities forcibly evict 150 people, including 60 children

27 August 2013

The French authorities’ evictions of Romani communities across the country continue to flout international law a year after the government published an inter-ministerial circular on the issue.

Nigeria: Lagos state government must stop wave of devastating forced evictions

12 August 2013

New evidence from satellite images reveals the true extent of a forced eviction in Badia East, Lagos – one of Africa’s two megacities.

Israel: Protect citizens' rights to protest peacefully against forced evictions

31 July 2013

The Israeli authorities must not use excessive force on demonstrators planning to protest against a plan to forcibly evict tens of thousands of Arab Bedouins from their homes in southern Israel.

Ecuador: One year after decisive ruling, Sarayaku struggle goes on

25 July 2013

The government of Ecuador must do more to protect the human rights of the indigenous people of Sarayaku if it is to fully comply with an international court ruling.

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...