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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
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • News
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Slums and the Right to Housing

Mongolia: Thousands at risk of homelessness due to authorities’ urban redevelopment failings

The Mongolian authorities’ are failing residents of Ulaanbaatar with an urban redevelopment process that is putting thousands of people at risk of forced eviction and homelessness, Amnesty International said in a report published today. The 55-page policy briefing, Falling Short: The Right to Adequate Housing in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia highlights the plight of residents in Mongolia’s capital and reviews an urban redevelopment agenda that is marred by a lack of information on eviction, compensation and resettlement.

Date:
7 December 2016
  • Research
  • Mongolia
  • Slums and the Right to Housing

Mongolia: Falling short: The right to adequate housing in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, is undergoing large-scale redevelopment to provide better housing and access to services for residents and to combat high pollution levels. Despite the advanced stage of the redevelopment agenda in Mongolia, relevant laws and policies are lagging behind practice. This briefing examines the process in place for ger area redevelopment and redevelopment of inadequate public housing buildings, the two areas of the redevelopment agenda that directly affect the most number of Ulaanbaatar residents.

Date:
7 December 2016
Ref:
ASA 30/4933/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Mongolia
  • Slums and the Right to Housing

Out of the Cold: A Mongolian Success Story

It took seven months. From March when the first emails and letters written by concerned supporters across the world – France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada and Iran -- arrived in the mailboxes of city government officials, to the day the residents were finally moved out of a crumbling, unsound building in Mongolia’s capital into safer housing. In between, working closely in tandem with residents of the building, staff at Amnesty International Mongolia including myself tirelessly traipsed from government department to government department, taking with us their concerns.

Date:
7 December 2016
  • Research
  • Turkey
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Turkey: Displaced and dispossessed: Sur residents' right to return home

Amid the crackdown on opposition Kurdish voices by the Turkish government, this report focuses on the forced displacement of residents of Sur in Diyarbakır, south-east Turkey’s most populous city. Displaced and dispossessed of their homes, around 24,000 former residents of Sur are unable to return one year after the outbreak of heavy clashes in the district and other towns across the south-east of the country.

Date:
6 December 2016
Ref:
EUR 44/5213/2016
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  • Nigeria
  • Slums and the Right to Housing

Nigeria: Fire and demolitions that left 30,000 homeless must be urgently investigated

The Lagos State authorities must take immediate steps to provide alternative accommodation for as many as 30,000 people who were made homeless, in direct contravention of a court order, when their homes were deliberately set alight in the Otodo Gbame community in Lekki, Lagos, Amnesty International said today. Although it is unclear who started the first fire on the morning of Wednesday 9 November, eyewitnesses have told the organization that police present did not attempt to stop the fire.

Date:
11 November 2016
  • Campaigns
  • Slums and the Right to Housing

Nigeria: Further Information: 267 homes face no further threat of evictions

The Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) has not effected 21 day demolition notices issued on 12 August 2015 to 267 houses in communities in Zaria City, including Kofan Doka, Kofan Kibo and Anguwan Alkali. The court order restricting any further demolitions in Zaria City until the court case challenging the demolitions is concluded is still in place.

Date:
9 November 2016
Ref:
AFR 44/4964/2016