oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Global survey on evictions : seven million left homeless as forced evictions double in two years : press release, 19 June 2003
Extracted from text ... Global survey on evictions: Press release, 19 June 2003 Seven million left homeless as forced evictions double in two years Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, Geneva, Switzerland The worldwide rate of forced evictions has practically doubled in the last two years, leaving nearly seven million people ejected - often violently - from their homes, according to new research by the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) in Geneva, Switzerland. This alarming trend has emerged despite a strengthening of international law provisions condemning forced evictions as violations of human rights. The vast majority of forced evictions, ..
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