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eviction

Eviction is the removal of someone from their occupation of land or property.

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Reports & Research
September 2001
Africa

Summary: Covers the author’s surprising lack of knowledge of farmworkers; the extensive labour migration in Southern Africa in the 20th century, but the lack of concern about citizenship or nationality then; the historical vulnerability, isolation, and invisibility of farmworkers; the current tightening of borders, increasing xenophobia, greater vulnerability of farmworkers, and failure of gove

Reports & Research
April 2000
Zimbabwe
Africa

A historical analysis of the current land invasion crisis, examining the chequered past of the white farmers. Contrasts the present situation with the eviction without compensation by whites of Chief Tangwenya and his followers. Examines the different interpretations by the British and Zimbabwean Governments of the agreement over land reached at Lancaster House in 1979.

January 2000
Rwanda

To accommodate the needs of hundreds of thousands of returnees after war and fgenocide in 1994, the new Rwandan Government launched a settlement programme, Imidugudu. Since early 1997, this programme has targeted the entire rural population: all scattered households in the country had to be regrouped in villages.

Videos
December 1997
Philippines

This video documents the struggle of sugarcane farmers of Valencia, Bukidnon, Philippines in claiming their rights to the land they have long been cultivating. It tells how farmers were harassed by the former landowner who, despite notice of redistribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), wanted to hold on to the land and continued to force evict them.

Legislation & Policies
November 1997
South Africa

To provide for measures with State assistance to facilitate long-term security of land tenure; to regulate the conditions of residence on certain land; to regulate the conditions on and circumstances under which the right of persons to reside on land may be terminated; and to regulate the conditions and circumstances under which

Legislation & Policies
March 1996
South Africa

To provide for security of tenure (land) of labour tenants and those persons occupying or using land as a result of their association with labour tenants; to provide for the acquisition of land and rights in land by labour tenants; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Peer-reviewed publication
French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Both land expropriation and eviction constitute a threat to the properties and life of local communities. In Southern Cameroon, the phenomenon has increased with the implementation of structural projects to ensure the emergence of Cameroon by 2035 and the resumption of the control of urban space by the State.

Peer-reviewed publication
Africa

Forced evictions violate a number of internationally and nationally recognized human rights. However, it directly translates to a denial of the right to adequate housing which forms the very foundational basis for the realization of other rights. In the long run, it affects people’s social and economic livelihoods.