Zimbabwe: Shattered Lives – The Case of Porta Farm

For more than a decade the community of Porta Farm struggled to assert their right to housing. In June 2005 that struggle effectively ended when heavily armed police forcibly evicted the people of Porta Farm and destroyed their homes, despite the existence of two High Court orders. This report, from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and Amnesty International, looks at how the government of Zimbabwe has violated a range of human rights through the forcible eviction and forcible displacement of people, and through its subsequent failures to ensure even minimal essential levels of rights to water, food and housing of those who were internally displaced.

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