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Losing Your Home

Losing Your Home

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The practice of forcibly evicting people from their homes and settlements is a growing global phenomenon and represents a crude violation of one of the most elementary principles of the right to adequate housing as defined in the Habitat Agenda and international instruments. This report is the first research of its kind; it maps out existing eviction impact assessment methodologies globally. While many good practices exist in localized situations, and while some tools have been appropriated to suit the specific needs and contexts, this is the first time such practices been pulled together into a single report. The report is an important step towards understanding the tools and approaches that are required to create a solid evidence base of the actual and potential losses of forced evictions and thus promoting viable alternative policies and approaches.
The practice of forcibly evicting people from their homes and settlements is a growing global phenomenon and represents a crude violation of one of the most elementary principles of the right to adequate housing as defined in the Habitat Agenda and international instruments. This report is the first research of its kind; it maps out existing eviction impact assessment methodologies globally. While many good practices exist in localized situations, and while some tools have been appropriated to suit the specific needs and contexts, this is the first time such practices been pulled together into a single report. The report is an important step towards understanding the tools and approaches that are required to create a solid evidence base of the actual and potential losses of forced evictions and thus promoting viable alternative policies and approaches.

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LOSING YOUR HOME
ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF EVICTION
 
Copyright © United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), 2011 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.
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United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), P.O. Box 30030, GPO Nairobi 00100, Kenya Web: www.unhabitat.org Email: info@unhabitat.org
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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. HS Number: HS/097/11E ISBN Number:(Volume) 978-92-1-132388-7 Cover design and layout: Jinita Shah/UNON Cover photos: Istanbul, Turkey © Cihan Uzuncarsili Baysal
 
LOSING YOUR HOME
ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF EVICTION
By the United Nations Housing Rights Programme – a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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