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Amnesty International statement to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights: State of housing rights and forced evictions in Africa

, Index number: IOR 63/004/2011

Amnesty International is concerned that across Africa hundreds of thousands of people are forcibly evicted from their homes by the authorities each year. The evictions are conducted without due process safeguards, prior consultation, or provision of adequate alternative housing and compensation. Most of those who are evicted are left homeless. There are frequent reports of excessive use of force by officials carrying out the evictions.

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