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  • Research
  • Nigeria
  • Women's Rights

Nigeria: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: 67th Session, 3-21 July 2017

In this submission Amnesty International focuses on the following issues: Legislative measures taken by Nigeria to ensure the protection of the rights of women and girls: Gender based violence resulting from displacements and armed conflict: Forced evictions which led to the disproportionate loss of livelihoods for women, and gender based violence and, finally, the use of rape and other forms of sexual violence by the police.

Date:
7 June 2017
Ref:
AFR 44/6430/2017
  • Research
  • Greece
  • Refugees

Greece: Adequate housing for Elliniko residents

On 23 May, Amnesty International was informed by the Greek Ministry for Migration Policy that a registration process has begun in the Elliniko refugee camps in order to determine the specific housing needs of each resident ahead of the closure of the camps. This is a highly necessary and welcome step from the Greek authorities. Amnesty International hopes that the information collected during the registration exercise will lead to individuals and families being offered housing that is adequate to their needs.

Date:
24 May 2017
Ref:
EUR 25/6338/2017
  • Research
  • Nepal
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

"What I want is for the government to help". Nepal: Ensure the right to adequate housing for the marginalised in post-earthquake Nepal.

On 25 April 2015 a massive earthquake hit Nepal, followed by another on 12 May. Two years on, hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors are still living in temporary shelters made primarily of tarpaulin and zinc sheets. The worst affected are disadvantaged groups, including landless people, who are not eligible for government reconstruction assistance. Earthquake survivors from disadvantaged groups generously shared their stories of hardship with Amnesty International.

Date:
25 April 2017
Ref:
ASA 31/5957/2017
  • News
  • Nepal
  • Slums and the Right to Housing

Nepal: Two years on, the government continues to fail marginalised earthquake survivors

Two years today after a large earthquake shook Nepal, destroying more than half a million homes and damaging a quarter million more, the government is failing marginalised earthquake survivors, breaching both the Constitution and international human rights law, Amnesty International said today in a new report. Lashed by rains through two monsoon seasons, and left shivering in the cold during two winters, delays and the way reconstruction efforts are being rolled out has forced thousands of earthquake survivors to languish in temporary shelters predominantly made of zinc sheets and tarpaulin, the promise of their homes being rebuilt broken.

Date:
25 April 2017
  • Research
  • Nepal
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Nepal: "Building Inequality" - The failure of the Nepali government to protect the marginalised in post-earthquake reconstruction efforts

On 25 April 2015, a massive earthquake hit Nepal, followed by another on 12 May. Two years on, hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors are still living in temporary shelters made primarily of tarpaulin and zinc sheets. The reconstruction model adopted by the Government of Nepal emphasises an “owner-driven” approach, which requires proof of land ownership as a condition to qualify for a rebuilding grant scheme.

Date:
25 April 2017
Ref:
ASA 31/6071/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Italy
  • Discrimination

A home destroyed: the eviction of Gianturco

Almost a week after it happened, I left Naples with a heavy heart. I keep reliving the moment I said goodbye to Jenica and her 1 year old baby girl, when she asked me: “What do we do now? Where will we sleep tonight?” I left her in front of the municipality, surrounded by other Romani families left homeless after the eviction of Gianturco Romani settlement. I was there when the forced eviction started and have spent five days documenting the cruel demolition of the Gianturco settlement and its disastrous aftermath.

Date:
12 April 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Italy
  • Discrimination

Italy: Further information: Hundreds of Roma forcibly evicted

Hundreds of Roma living in the settlement of Gianturco were forcibly evicted on 7 April. Dozens of families had already left the settlement due to intensified police checks and harassment and many are feared homeless. The 200 people still present on 7 April were moved to inadequate alternative housing or rendered homeless and vulnerable to other human rights violations.

Date:
12 April 2017
Ref:
EUR 30/6051/2017
  • Research
  • Italy
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Italy: Hundreds of Roma at risk of forced eviction from the informal settlement of Gianturco in Naples

Amnesty International is deeply concerned at the threat of imminent forced eviction by local authorities of approximately 1,300 Romanian Roma, living in the Gianturco informal settlement, in the city of Naples, southern Italy. Municipal authorities are planning to relocate 200 of the evicted Roma to a new segregated camp currently being built by the municipality, co-funded by the Ministry of Interior.

Date:
22 March 2017
Ref:
EUR 30/5926/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Italy
  • Discrimination

Italy: Hundreds of Roma at risk of forced eviction

A community of approximately 1300 Romanian Roma is facing an imminent forced eviction from the informal settlement of Gianturco in Naples, in southern Italy. Around 200 of the Roma will be rehoused by the municipality in a newly built segregated camp in Via del Riposo. The rest risk being rendered homeless. The municipal authorities have so far failed to carry out a genuine consultation to identify adequate alternative housing.

Date:
22 March 2017
Ref:
EUR 30/5937/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Italy
  • Racial Discrimination

1,000 Roma face homelessness

Up to 1,300 people are at risk of being made homeless as local authorities prepare to evict Romani families from the informal settlement of Gianturco, in Naples, southern Italy. Around 200 people will be rehoused in a new segregated camp being built by the municipality. However, that still leaves several hundred more with nowhere to go, including dozens of children, elderly, sick and disabled people. TAKE ACTION FOR THEM NOW.

Date:
21 March 2017
  • Research
  • Americas
  • Discrimination

Following political crisis Haiti must urgently advance human rights agenda

Haiti’s acceptance of recommendations to ratify the UN Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness is significant in a situation where tens of thousands of people of Haitian descent born in the neighbouring Dominican Republic have been rendered stateless. Amnesty International urges the Haitian government to work closely with the Dominican government to restore Dominican nationality to those arbitrarily deprived of it in 2013.

Date:
17 March 2017
Ref:
AMR 36/5899/2017
  • News
  • Nigeria
  • Slums and the Right to Housing

Nigeria: Thousands forced to flee their homes amid gunshots and tear gas

Residents at the Otodo-Gbame waterfront community in Lagos, Nigeria, arebeing forcibly evicted and their homes destroyed by bulldozers as security services used tear gas and live bullets to clear the area, Amnesty International reports. The eviction, which is ongoing at the time of writing, is being carried out in direct violation of a court ruling issued in January specifically prohibiting it. Residents were not served any notice prior to the forced eviction which came as a total shock.

Date:
17 March 2017
  • Research
  • Nigeria
  • Slums and the Right to Housing

Nigeria: Lagos State High Court rules that forced evictions are cruel, inhuman and degrading – a landmark win for housing rights!

On 26 January 2017, a Lagos State High Court ruled that the demolition and threatened demolition of Lagos’ waterfront communities without adequate notice or provision of alternative shelter amounts to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in violation of section 34 of the Nigerian Constitution. This ruling is a victory for the hundreds of thousands of residents of Lagos State’s waterfronts under threat of mass demolitions since October 2016, as well as a landmark in the fight against forced evictions in Nigeria and beyond.

Date:
3 February 2017
Ref:
AFR 44/5618/2017
  • News
  • Nigeria
  • Slums and the Right to Housing

Nigeria: High Court ruling saves Mpape residents from mass demolitions

Following today’s Abuja High Court ruling on Mpape settlement, Abuja, Morayo Adebayo, Amnesty International Nigeria’s Researcher said:  “The Abuja High Court judgement declaring the planned demolition of Mpape community illegal comes as a massive relief to its hundreds of thousands of residents. “The judgment which declared that Nigerian authorities have an obligation to refrain from forced evictions and make policies towards realising the right to adequate housing and security of tenure for the residents is a landmark judgment and a victory for housing rights in Nigeria.

Date:
2 February 2017
  • News
  • South Africa
  • Corporate Accountability

United Kingdom: Lonmin shareholders must probe broken promises on housing

Shareholders of the UK-based platinum mining giant Lonmin Plc must ask what steps the company is taking to improve the appalling conditions in which it houses its workers, and which contributed to a labour dispute that left 34 striking miners dead in 2012, Amnesty International said today ahead of Lonmin’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26 January in London. The organization has documented how Lonmin’s workforce at its platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa, are still living in squalor in spite of legally binding commitments made by the company to build 5,500 new houses more than a decade ago.

Date:
24 January 2017