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Evictions, and the rights-based approach to urban development

Evictions, and the rights-based approach to urban development

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The increase in the intensity and scale of forced evictions across the world is a trend that has to be reversed and a human rights based approach (HRBA) is key.

This book is the report of the Expert Group Meeting held from 20 to 23 September 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya to exchange views, knowledge and ideas on the future role of UN-Habitat with respect to preventing, monitoring and assessing the impact of forced evictions globally.
The increase in the intensity and scale of forced evictions across the world is a trend that has to be reversed and a human rights based approach (HRBA) is key.

This book is the report of the Expert Group Meeting held from 20 to 23 September 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya to exchange views, knowledge and ideas on the future role of UN-Habitat with respect to preventing, monitoring and assessing the impact of forced evictions globally.

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EVICTIONS
AND THE RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH TO URBAN DEVELOPMENT
 
Copyright © United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2012 An electronic version of this publication is available for download from the UN-Habitat web-site at http://www.unhabitat.org or from our regional offices.
All rights reserved
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) P.O. Box 30030, GPO Nairobi 00100, Kenya Web: www.unhabitat.org Email: info@unhabitat.org
Disclaimer
The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this guide do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the United Nations, or its Member States. Excerpts may be reproduced without authorization, on condition that the source is indicated. Cover photos: Housing construction by Hmong people in Sapa, northern Viet Nam, 2008 © Rasmus Precht, UN-Habitat
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Team Leader: Claudio Acioly Jr.Task Manager: Channe OguzhanRapporteur: Leilani FarhaThank you to UN-Habitat staff, in particular Jean duPlessis, Jeanette Elsworth, Mohamed El-Sioufi, Kyle Farrell, Matthew French, Axumite Gebre-Egziabher, Joe Hooper, Gulelat Kebede, Christophe Lalande, Nayoka Martinez-Backstrom, Thomas Melin, Chris Mensah, Ana Moreno, Wachera Muchiri, Helen Musoke, Ivy Mutisya, Christina Power, Remy Sietchiping, Nicholas Simcik-Arese, Paul Taylor and Raf Tuts. Thank you to all participants in the International Expert Group Meeting on Forced Evictions for their contributions to making the meeting a success. Thank you to Maisie Greenwood for editorial support Design: Jinita Shah/UNONLayout: Catherine Kimeu/UNONPrinting: UNON, Publishing Services Section, Nairobi, ISO 14001:2004-certified
 
International Expert Group Meeting
Held at UN-Habitat’s Global Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya from 20–23 September 2011
EVICTIONS
 
AND THE RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH TO URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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