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UN Expert Urges Sudan to Respect Human Rights of Communities Affected by Hydro-Electric Dam Projects
The Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Miloon Kothari, issued the following statement today:
West Bank barrier change ordered
Israel's supreme court has ordered the government to redraw the route of the West Bank barrier near Bilin village, a key focus of anti-barrier protest.
Launch: Campaign Against Forced Evictions in the Informal Settlements in Nairobi
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(ENG) Urgent alert: Evicitons in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
On the scale of forced evictions around the globe, the current situation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, would rank as relatively minor. But for the 100 or so people living in make-shift shelters in a homeless encampment who will be forced out of their tent city on September 15, 2007, the situation is urgent.
An African story
Public land grabbing in Kenya
Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
Excerpts from the report of the Special Rapporteur Miloon Kothari on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context.
It’s our land and it belongs to us’ – Africans fight for land seized during colonial era.
The seizure of prime land in Kenya by white settlers taken during the colonial era and the land grabbing which occurred post independence by powerful black elites are responsible for abject poverty among indigenous and nomadic communities in Kenya today
COHRE and HIC launch a report on the impacts of Plan Puebla Panama related-development projects on the right to housing and to land of rural and indigenous communities in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala
The implementation of the analysed projects of infrastructure, energy and tourism have increased land conflicts and social tension, affirm COHRE and HIC. Development projects must guarantee the respect and fulfillment of the human rights of the affected communities, recommend COHRE and HIC
La Parota Dam Project in Mexico Will Displace 25,000 Indigenous People Says New Study
More than 25,000 Indigenous people will be displaced and 75,000 indirectly affected by the the implementation of the 900 mega watt La Paraot Dam Project
Stop all evictions in Cambodia
the plight of the 105 families from Mittapheap 4 village, Sihanoukville Municipality who were violently evicted from their homes by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), military police and police on 20 April 2007.



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