oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - National and international responses to planned mass evictions in Nairobi : lessons and challenges
|Article Title||National and international responses to planned mass evictions in Nairobi : lessons and challenges|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa|
|Publication Date||May 2004|
|Pages||11 - 13|
Extracted from text ... National and international responses to planned mass evictions in Nairobi : Lessons and challenges Ashfaq Khalfan and Paula Galowitz In February 2004, various ministries in the Kenyan government announced an unprecedented series of mass evictions that threatened over 330 000 residents of informal settlements in Nairobi. The prospect of this wide-ranging violation of housing rights led various Kenyan and international groups to start a campaign to resist the evictions through direct appeals to the government, the local and international media and the donor community, as well as through litigation. The combination of these efforts put pressure on ..
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