FORCED EVICTION


The term "forced evictions" is defined as the permanent or temporary removal against the 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
protection1.
Forced evictions constitute gross violations of a range of internationally recognized human rights, including the human rights to adequate housing, food, water, health, education, work, security of the person, freedom from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, and freedom of movement-2.
As a result of forced evictions, people are often left homeless and destitute, without means of earning a livelihood and, in practice,with no effective access to legal or other remedies. Forced evictions intensify inequality, social conflict, segregation and invariably affect the poorest, most socially and economically vulnerable and marginalized sectors of society, especially women, children,minorities and indigenous peoples-3.


The 2009 Evictions and Resettlement Guidelines and the 2016 Mandatory Procedures Land Laws Amendment Act protect Kenyans from forced evictions-4. You can read on procedures of forced eviction from http://www.hakijamii.com/index.php/2017/03/27/evictions-procedures-as-in-the-land-laws-ammendment-act-2016/




References

1-The right to adequate housing (Art.11.1): forced evictions : . 20/05/97.CESCR General comment 7. (General Comments)

2- https://www.ohchr.org/en/Issues/Housing/Pages/Forc...

3- https://www.ohchr.org/en/Issues/Housing/Pages/Forc..

4- Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001278438/opinion-forcible-evictions-are-inexcusable

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Recent forced evictions in Kenya

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