Forced Eviction

This is a gross violation of human right especially right to housing as stated in
the constitution of Kenya Article 43 (b). In addition to being a violation of the prohibition on arbitrary or unlawful interference with the home, forced evictions all too
often result in other severe human rights violations, particularly when they
are accompanied by forced relocation or homelessness[1]. It poses a risk to life because people are pushed to extreme poverty and most exposed to hopelessness.

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, general comment No. 7 (1997) defines

forced eviction as "the permanent or temporary removal against thei will of individuals, families and/or communities from the homes and/or land which they occupy, without the provision of, and access to, appropriate forms of legal or other protection" on the right to adequate housing: forced eviction.


[1]Forced evictions – UNHABITAT and United Nation Human right office of the Commissioner


Recent forced evictions in Kenya

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