Africa: Oral statement on the theme of economic, social and cultural rights in Africa at the 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Amnesty International has documented forced evictions carried out by government authorities, often to make way for infrastructure development projects, and by private entities during the period of review. The evictions have been carried out in the absence of due process requirements as outlined in international human rights standards, including the lack of adequate notice, genuine consultation and legal remedy. Thousands of people have been left homeless and vulnerable to other human rights abuses as a result of the evictions. In this statement Amnesty International focuses on forced evictions in two countries: Nigeria and Kenya.