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

Serbia: Belvil forced eviction highlights need for new laws

17 October 2012

The new Serbian government must introduce legislation which prohibits forced evictions, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today.

France: Scores of Roma left homeless in forced eviction near Paris

15 October 2012

Around 150 Roma inhabitants have been evicted from an informal settlement in the eastern suburbs of Paris.

China: Rise in forced evictions fuelling discontent

11 October 2012

Violent forced evictions in China are on the rise as local authorities seek to offset huge debts by seizing and then selling off land in suspect deals with property developers.

Sarayaku Indigenous People and Amnesty International win film award

2 October 2012

A groundbreaking documentary about an Ecuadorian Indigenous community’s successful legal battle  has won a prestigious award.

Honduras: Killing of human rights lawyer exposes dire need for action

25 September 2012

The brazen murder of a Honduran human rights lawyer underscores just why the country’s authorities must step up their efforts to protect human rights defenders.

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...