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Ending forced evictions in law and practice: A thematic submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural rights

, N° d'index: ACT 35/006/2013

On the occasion of the 50th session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Amnesty International has prepared this paper to highlight the widespread incidence of forced evictions and the lack of effective remedies for victims. In making this submission, Amnesty International seeks to engage the Committee with a view to both (a) acknowledging and recognizing the important contribution of the Committee towards the realisation of the right to adequate housing and (b) identifying key issues for the Committee’s attention in order to strengthen efforts to end forced evictions.

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