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

New global development agenda must have human rights at its core

10 May 2013

World leaders must reject an aid-based model of development and instead pursue an approach that puts human rights and justice at its core.

Italy: Supreme Court strikes down the ‘Nomad emergency’ for good

2 May 2013

By declaring the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, Italy's Supreme Court has helped to end discrimination against Roma communities.

Haiti: Forced evictions worsen the already dire lot of earthquake homeless

23 April 2013

Forced evictions in Haiti are worsening the already desperate situation of thousands of people still living in displacement camps more than three years after the devastating earthquake of January 2010.

Greece: Despair pervades camps after 33 migrant workers shot in Manolada

22 April 2013

The victims of a recent shooting at a strawberry farm in southern Greece still fear for their livelihoods and safety, Amnesty International said after a visit to the farm. 

Israel: New government must scrap plans to forcibly evict Bedouin

20 April 2013

Israel’s new government must drop a proposed law that would lead to mass forced evictions of Bedouin people and instead pursue legislation to protect Bedouin housing rights.

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...