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Last-ditch Effort to Save a Unique Palestinian Village
By: Noam Sheizaf, +972
09 October 2011
The Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites is joining the campaign to save the remaining houses of the Palestinian village Lifta, at the western entrance of modern Jerusalem. Lifta, the best-kept of hundreds of abandoned Palestinian villages, is about to be demolished in order to make way for a
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Occupy Wall Street: Most Important Thing in World
By: Naomi Klein
06 October 2011
I love you.And I didn`t just say that so that hundreds of you would shout "I love you" back, though that is obviously a bonus feature of the human microphone. Say unto others what you would have them say unto you, only way louder.Yesterday, one of the speakers at the
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Revolution: What`s Habitat Got to Do with It?
By: HLRN-MENA
03 October 2011
The International Housing and Land RIghts Day (World Habitat Day) this year comes with the most-unlikely uprisings in a region of entrenched despotism that have uprooted long-standing dictators and their brutal regimes. The political map has transformed dramatically since last year. In this transitional light, one might well paraphrase the
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HIC and Allies Issue Habitat Day Message
By: HIC, IAI, LOCOA, No-Vox, SELVIP, WITNESS, USACAI, Joint Promoting Committees
03 October 2011
Link to joint statement: http://www.hic-net.org/document.php?pid=4070
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Uganda: The NFC and its Uganda Plantations: Oxfam Case Study
By: By: Oxfam
21 September 2011
London-based New Forests Company (NFC) would seem to be the design blueprint of how a young modern company should conduct a major land investment in Africa in a responsible way. Oxfam’s investigations reveal, however, that serious allegations by people who were evicted from land to make way for NFC’s operations remain unresolved. How will the
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Malaysia: Borneo Tribe Loses Land Case
By: Sean Yoong
08 September 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Members of an indigenous tribe in Borneo lost a case in Malaysia`s top court Thursday challenging the state`s seizure of land to build a massive dam. The verdict capped a decade-long legal struggle by a group of villagers who claim authorities in Malaysia`s eastern Sarawak state unlawfully wrested away land
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Russians Evicted from Homes for Olympics
By: AFP
04 September 2011
SOCHI - Sochi native Vladimir Tkachenko needed a decade to build a house on his modest salary. He then had 11 hours to move all belongings out of the way for the bulldozers clearing the way for a new road. Tkachenko`s violent eviction, which has recently alarmed the Sochi
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Aggressions, Demonstrator Detentions in Angola
By: Multiple organizations
03 September 2011
Public Statement on the Aggressions and Detentions of Demonstrators on 3 September 2011
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UK: 400 Irish Travelers Facing Forced Eviction
By: by Jon Land, 24dash.com
23 August 2011
Human rights campaigners have called for a halt to the eviction of families living on the UK`s largest illegal travellers` site. Amnesty International says the planned eviction of almost 100 families living on Dale Farm, near Basildon, Essex, could leave up to 400 people homeless. Basildon Council officials,
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Philippines: 25,000 Informal Settlers Get Houses
By: Chito A. Chavez, Manila Bulletin
22 August 2011
MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon City government Monday said it will award 25,000 housing units in the National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites to the city`s informal settlers especially those living in areas listed as danger zones. Ramon Asprer, head of the city`s Urban Poor Affairs Office (UPAO) said
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Philippines: Do we have to learn to live with slums?
By: Paul Mason, BBC News
16 August 2011
Manila--The rich elite in cities across the world want to clear the slums that are now home to a billion people. But many of those who live in shanty towns like that which lines the banks of the San Miguel canal, do not want to leave. Why? I had come
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Georgia: IDPs Face Eviction from Hotel "Abkhazia"
By: By Salome Modebadze, The Messenger (Tbilisi)
15 August 2011
IDPs facing eviction from hotel "Abkhazia" are continuing their protest. Opposing the "illegal decision" of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia (MRA) IDPs demanded protection of their rights in front of the Parliament on 13 August. IDPs had been registered at
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HIC Joins UN Habitat`s Forced Eviction Experts
By: HIC-HLRN
11 August 2011
<A href=`http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?cid=10124&catid=282&typeid=6&subMenuId=0`>UN HABITAT announcement</A>
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Land Disputes Plague Afghanistan
By: Tom A. Peter, Alaska Dispatch
11 August 2011
Things had been tense in Mirwais Mena, a village just outside Kabul, since Qais Hassan, a member of the Afghan Parliament, and his brother Mirwais reportedly built a wall through the village and told residents he would seize all the homes on one side of the wall. The village
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India: Government Disavows CW Games Evictions
By: Joel Joseph, The Times of India
10 August 2011
GURGAON: In its reply to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the state government has denied that the local administration had forcefully evicted people during the Commonwealth Games last year. The NHRC had asked the Haryana chief secretary to send a reply by August 5 on the basis of
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Cambodia: Evictions End World Bank Loans
By: Prak Chan Thul & Martin Petty, Reuters
09 August 2011
"The World Bank`s last loan to Cambodia was in December 2010," Country Director Annette Dixon said in a statement. The World Bank said on Tuesday it had stopped providing loans to Cambodia and would not resume lending until the government did something to help hundreds of families facing
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Philippines: Tribes Defend Forest, Communities
By: Davinder Kumar, AlertNet
09 August 2011
In the Philippines, when the rest of the population goes to sleep, a reclusive community of indigenous people prepares for another restless night of fear and uncertainty. Far away in the dense, dark forests of Occidental Mindoro, where Mangyan people are scattered in remote, small settlements, tribal leaders now
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"Britain Travellers Eviction Violates HRAH," UN SR
By: Josie Ensor, The Telegraph
08 August 2011
So it is no wonder that Basildon council found it a little galling when Racquel Rolnik, a Brazilian professor, criticised its decision to evict hundreds of gipsies from an illegal camp. Prof. Rolnik, the UN`s special rapporteur on housing, has written to the Government insisting that the eviction be
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Burma: Land Acquisition as Theft
By: U Myo
04 August 2011
For generations, Burma`s land-holding patterns have been riddled with inequalities and injustices. In the feudal era, the King possessed most lands and serfs were forced to work his estates. In the colonial era, large landowners exploited class and ethnic inequities in order to advance British interests. Unfortunately, after six
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Croatia: WB Funds Land Admin. Modernisation
By: Press Release No:2012/045/ECA
04 August 2011
World Bank Continues to help Improve the Land Administration Systems and Modernize the Port of Ploce WASHINGTON--The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved two loans to the Republic of Croatia, the Integrated Land Administration Project in the amount of EURO 16.5 and an additional financing loan for
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