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India Human Rights Report 2006
India faces human rights crisis from Jammu and Kashmir in the North to Kerala in the South, from Gujarat in the West to Arunachal Pradesh in the East. Across the country, there are diverse civil society groups focusing on human rights violations by the security forces and the armed opposition groups on their own communities or respective States.
India Human Rights Report 2006
Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR)
The Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign Honors the Martyrs of Oaxaca
In this dreadful Autumn of death and destruction, the Palestinian and Mexican people are united more than ever in a common history, mourning and struggle.
Increasingly received reports on forced evictions and displacement around the world
Forced evictions and displacement are taking place in countries world wide, ranging from democratic to authoritarian states. Many are so-called development-based evictions, which include evictions often planned or conducted with the justification or under the pretext of serving the "public good," such as those linked to slum-clearance drives, large-scale infrastructure or other development projects, and land-acquisition measures associated with urban renewal, housing renovation, city beautification, or other land-use programmes. Evictions are also on the rise due to the reluctance of States to control speculation in housing and property. Statement of the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing to the Human Rights Council, Miloon Kothari.
Housing and Land Rights Crisis! 2004-06. Violations Escalating around the World. Housing and Land Rights Network
On the occasion of World Habitat Day, 2006, Habitat International Coalition (HIC) is reporting on global trends in housing and land rights violations. This initiative, in cooperation with HIC members and structures, arose from the urgent need to highlight the struggles experienced at the local level, as well as to understand how these struggles are linked at the global level. It is intended that this report, based on the best available information, marks one step in a continuing process emphasizing the interconnectivity among seemingly disparate factors.
Sadar Sarovar Project : Activists’ Hunger Strike in Second Week
Because of decision by the Narmada Control Authority to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam from 110.64 metres to 121.92 metres.
Namada Valley: demand for halting the construction of the dam till the displaced people were resettled
According to environmental-activist Vandana Shiva, the struggle of Narmada Bachao Andolan had become a bigger issue than of displacement. "It is now an issue of wastage of water for entertainment complexes along the Sabarmati in Ahmedabad. It has now become an issue of precious water being used for genocidal agriculture policies. It is whether the people of India would be able to live in this land or will our land and water become inputs for globally profitable corporates. It is not just a struggle of last 20 years but a struggle of the next 20 years."
Effectees stages sit-in outside City Council Hall
KARACHI: A large number of communities displaced from their houses because of the construction of Lyari Expressway, staged a sit-in in front of the City Council Hall (KMC old building) on Thursday 19 January 2006.
Colombia: For Millions, Nowhere Left to Run
Forced off their ancestral land by right-wing paramilitaries, leftist guerillas and the army, more than a million people have arrived in Colombia's cities in search of jobs and housing, but are getting little help from the government, say United Nations officials and development activists working there.
Praying with Their Eyes Closed: Reflections on the Disengagement from Gaza
Israel’s disengagement plan is widely hailed by the international community, led by the United States, as a first step toward the final resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the establishment of a viable Palestinian state. This essay is a refutation of that view.



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