China: Standing their ground: Thousands face violent eviction in China: Summary

Index Number: ASA 17/017/2012

The forced eviction of people from their homes and farmland without appropriate legal protection and safeguards has become a routine occurrence in China, and represents a gross violation of human rights. In many cases, evictions are sudden and violent, sometimes resulting in death. Recommendations to the Government of China, made in this document, include halting forced evictions; introducing an immediate moratorium on mass evictions; and, ensuring that nobody is rendered homeless as a result of an eviction.

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