Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Kenya: Legislation urgently required to halt devastating forced evictions - 7 October 2013

Headline Title:  Kenya: Legislation urgently required to halt devastating forced evictions 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 sett 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. Media Node:  Kenya forced evictions VIDEO: Forced evictions in 5 easy steps Twitter Tag:  EndForcedEvictions Story Location:  Kenya 1° 10' 11.5356" S, 36° 47' 55.3416" E “Nearly half of Nairobi’s population live in slums and many are at risk of forced evictions which not only often make people homeless, but also involve violence and lead to loss of access to services such as water and sanitation as well as livelihoods, education and healthcare” Source:  Iain Byrne, head of Amnesty International’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights team Date:  Mon, 07/10/2013 URL:  TAKE ACTION! Description:  Call on the Kenyan government to end forced evictions URL:  Warning: This video could make you furious Description:  Blog, 3 October 2013 URL:  End forced evictions Description:  Campaign page URL:  World Habitat Day - 7 October 2013 Description:  Official UN website URL:  The Wire Description:  Read more about forced evictions in Kenya in the latest issue of the Wire

Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio de la ONU: No deben marginarse los derechos humanos en la agenda post 2015

Los líderes mundiales corren el riesgo de agravar la desigualdades, la discriminación y la injusticia si dejan de lado los derechos humanos en la agenda de desarrollo para después de 2015, ha advertido Amnistía Internacional ante las decisivas conversaciones que van a mantenerse en la ONU esta semana. Los líderes mundiales corren el riesgo de agravar la desigualdades, la discriminación y la injusticia si dejan de lado los derechos humanos en la agenda de desarrollo para después de 2015, ha adver

Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement. Les droits humains doivent être inscrits dans le programme pour l'après-2015

Les dirigeants du monde entier risquent de creuser les inégalités et d’aggraver la discrimination et l’injustice si les droits humains sont mis de côté lors de l’élaboration du programme pour le développement après 2015, a averti Amnesty International à l’approche de discussions cruciales qui se tiendront au siège des Nations unies, à New York, durant la semaine du 23 septembre. Les dirigeants du monde entier risquent de creuser les inégalités et d’aggraver la discrimination et l’injustice si les droits humains sont mis de côté lors de l’élaboration du programme pour le dé

UN Millennium Development Goals: Human rights must not be marginalized in post-2015 agenda - 23 September 2013

Headline Title:  UN Millennium Development Goals: Human rights must not be marginalized World leaders risk deepening inequalities, discrimination and injustice if human rights remain side-lined in the post-2015 development agenda, Amnesty International warned ahead of crucial talks at World leaders risk deepening inequalities, discrimination and injustice if human rights remain side-lined in the post-2015 development agenda. Media Node:  UN Story Location:  40° 45' 1.0296" N, 73° 58' 3.2052" W “The poorest, most disadvantaged and marginalised groups are being let down. Governmental drives to meet targets often ride rough-shod over basic human rights. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. “Time is running out. People are being left behind. Governments need to stop paying lip service to human rights and make it central to the sustainable development agenda; otherwise targets are being achieved at the expense deepening inequalities, discrimination and injustice. There is a widening gap between rich and poor and between men and women and those from minority groups. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. URL:  Human rights and the post-2015 development agenda: ‘Time to deliver’ Description:  Document, 19 September 2013

UN Millennium Development Goals: Human rights must not be marginalized in post-2015 agenda

World leaders risk deepening inequalities, discrimination and injustice if human rights remain side-lined in the post-2015 development agenda, Amnesty International warned ahead of crucial talks at the United Nations this week.  World leaders risk deepening inequalities, discrimination and injustice if human rights remain side-lined in the post-2015 development agenda, Amnesty International w

Somalia: Forced evictions in Mogadishu put thousands of displaced at even greater risk - 13 September 2013

Headline Title:  Somalia: Forced evictions in Mogadishu put thousands of displaced at even greater risk Thousands of people are being forcibly evicted from makeshift camps in Mogadishu as the government presses ahead with plans to clean up the capital, Amnesty said in Thousands of people are being forcibly evicted from makeshift camps in Mogadishu as the government presses ahead with plans to clean up the capital. Media Node:  Somalia evictions Somalia evictions video Story Location:  Somalia 21° 49' 24.3372" S, 24° 15' 28.1268" E “It is completely unacceptable for people who have fled to the capital for protection to be forcibly evicted. It has resulted in large scale human rights abuses. The government has a responsibility to protect this vulnerable sector of society and ensure their security. ” Source:  Gemma Davies, Amnesty International’s Somalia researcher. “It was early morning, around 8am, my children called me and told me our shelter had been destroyed, that they were outside. When I arrived, everything was destroyed. There were around four armed men still there, otherwise everything had been demolished. I sat on the ground - I didn’t know what to do. I have lost most things. I reconstructed a makeshift shelter, in the same area - I don’t know what to do. I have no place I can go. ” Source:  Fatima, 60, a woman who works in Bakara Market in central Mogadishu. URL:  Somalia: No place for the displaced Description:  Briefing, 13 September 2013 URL:  Somalia: Rape and sexual violence a constant threat for displaced women Description:  Feature, 30 August 2013 URL:  Rape and sexual violence in Somalia - an ongoing epidemic Description:  Briefing, 29 August 2013 URL:  Somalia: Human Rights Agenda for the Post-Transition Somali Government Description:  Document, 25 April 2013

China: Halt imminent forced eviction of housing rights activist - 11 September 2013

Headline Title:  China: Halt imminent forced eviction of housing rights activist Chinese authorities must stop imminent plans to forcibly evict the last remaining residents of the village of Ba Gou just outside of Beijing, Amnesty International said. Chinese authorities must stop imminent plans to forcibly evict the last remaining residents of the village of Ba Gou just outside of Beijing. Media Node:  Ba Gou eviction VIDEO: Chinese residents fight for their rights Story Location:  China 32° 8' 53.9916" N, 111° 47' 48.75" E “The local government should immediately halt all efforts to forcibly evict the people of Ba Gou, and also provide adequate compensation to the thousands who have already lost their homes in the village” Source:  Catherine Baber, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific Director Date:  Wed, 11/09/2013 URL:  China: Rise in forced evictions fuelling discontent Description:  News story, 11 October 2012 URL:  Standing their ground Description:  Report, 11 October 2012

Cambodia: Jailed activist must be released, not forgotten - 3 September 2013

Headline Title:  Cambodia: Jailed activist must be released, not forgotten 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. 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. Media Node:  Yorm Bopha Story Location:  Cambodia 11° 58' 38.4672" N, 103° 26' 50.1576" E “Yorm Bopha is a prisoner of conscience, jailed for her peaceful activism and defending the rights of those in her community who lost their homes through forced evictions” Source:  Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia Pacific Director URL:  Convictions of activists in Cambodia demonstrates dire state of justice Description:  News story, 27 December 2012 URL:  Cambodia: Free two women campaigning against forced evictions Description:  News story, 19 December 2012 URL:  Cambodia: Stop the use of excessive force against peaceful land activists Description:  News story, 7 February 2012

السلطات الفرنسية تخلي 150 شخصاً، بينهم 60 طفلاً، من مساكنهم قسراً - 27 August 2013

Headline Title:  السلطات الفرنسية تخلي 150 شخصاً، بينهم 60 طفلاً، من مساكنهم قسراً قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن إقدام السلطات الفرنسية على إخلاء جماعات "الروما" (الغجر) في مختلف أنحاء البلاد يمثل استمراراً لانتهاك القانون الدولي بعد عام من قيام الحكومة ب إقدام السلطات الفرنسية على إخلاء جماعات "الروما" (الغجر) في مختلف أنحاء البلاد يمثل استمراراً لانتهاك القانون الدولي بعد عام من قيام الحكومة بنشر تعميم وزاري بشأن الموضوع Media Node:  Bobigny forced eviction AR Nadka AR Story Location:  France 48° 54' 0.09" N, 2° 24' 21.6216" E “استيقظتُ في السادسة من صباح اليوم. كانت الشرطة قد جاءت وأفزعتنا. كنتُ أعرف أنه يجب علينا أن نغادر المنطقة، فقد سبق لأمي أن أخبرتني بذلك. لا أعرف أين عائلتي، وعليَّ أن أغادر الآن. لا أعرف إن كنا سنستطيع أن نذهب إلى المدرسة، ولكننا بالتأكيد نريد أن نذهب. كان من المفترض أن أذهب اليوم إلى فصل تمهيدي لأنني سأبدأ الدراسة في المدرسة الثانوية الأسبوع القادم، ولكن لم أستطع أن أذهب” Source:  ديفيد، أحد أطفال المخيم ويبلغ من العمر 12 عاماً، وقع عملية الإخلاء عليه للمرة الخامسة Date:  Tue, 27/08/2013 “لقد شاهدت اليوم عائلات بأكملها تُشرد وتصبح بلا مأوى وتُجبر على أن تترك كل شيء خلفها. لم يكن الناس يدرون ما يمكن أن يفعلوه ولا إلى أين يتوجهون” Source:  ماريون كاديير، باحثة منظمة العفو الدولية المعني بفرنسا Date:  Tue, 27/08/2013 URL:  France: New Roma forced evictions ‘shameful’ Description:  News story, 3 April 2013 URL:  France: Chased away: Forced evictions of Roma in Ile-de-France Description:  Report, 29 November 2012 URL:  Roma: Demanding equality and human rights Description:  Find out more about discrimination against Roma and take action

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