Keyword: demolitions

Author(s) of the work Mehmet Ali Çubuk


Istanbul which is the most crowded city of Turkey has very large slums. After the immigration starting from villages to the cities since 1950s, slums which cluster around of industrial basins occurred. These slums increasing covered the considerable part of the city. Once there was neither any tr...

Amnesty International: Demolition set to leave hundreds homeless in Nigeria

House marked for demolition, Njemanze Road Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes to make way for a commercial development in Rivers State, Nigeria, Amnesty International has learned. Residents of Njemanze Road, Port Harcourt will lose their homes permanently if a planned demolition by local authorities goes ahead this week.

Egypt authorities urged to prevent forced evictions in city slums

The Al-Duwayqa rockslide of 2008 killed at least 119 people © Amnesty International Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty has warned in a letter to the Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif that plans to redevelop Greater Cairo's poorest areas risk leaving thousands in inadequate housing or homeless. Residents of 33 "shack areas" in the capital and the city of Giza are scheduled to be relocated to 35,700 housing units in 6 October City, south west of Giza, and 15 May City, south of Cairo, by the year 2015 as part of the 2050 Greater Cairo plan.

Azerbaijan: Halt Illegal House Demolitions and Forced Evictions

Men walk past a construction site in downtown Baku. Many older buildings are being demolished to make way for modern high-rises (James Hill for The New York Times, 2011) Baku City “Beautification” Program Tramples on Rights The Azerbaijani authorities should immediately halt illegal expropriations, forcible evictions, and home demolitions in the capital, Baku, in the name of "beautification," Human Rights Watch said today. The government should compensate people already forced out of their homes, Human Rights Watch said.

Lagos, Thousands forcefully evicted in Badia east

Day Two of Ongoing Demolition Looms On Saturday, February 23, 2013, a demolition squad from the Lagos State Government began forcefully evicting thousands of residents of the Badia East community in Lagos. Over the course of the day, two bulldozers, dozens of uniformed Lagos State Physical Planning and Development Agency (LASPPDA) agents and countless others working with the Lagos State Environmental and Sanitation Task

La guerilla dans un quartier algérien: contre les démolitions, pour le droit au logement

Les affrontements du mardi 23 novembre sont des cris des habitants en quête d'un droit légal qu'est celui du logement. Tout a commencé quand des représentants de la mairie de Kouba, daïra d’ Hussein Dey, accompagnés d’un huissier de justice et encadrés par la force publique, débarquent à Diars El Afia, quartier populaire d’Alger et ce pour procéder à la démolition de quelques baraques sauvages construites par des habitants du quartier.

Philippines, Demolitions and forced evictions in Laperal, Makati, appear to constitute breaches of international law

Informal settlers clash with police and demolition team who were taking part in relocation efforts for residents of Laperal compound in Makati City Metro (April 27 2011) The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) strongly condemns the violence that marred recent attempts to demolish the homes of about 1,000 families situated within the Laperal Compound of Makati City, Manila, on 28th April, 2011. The demolitions were ordered by the Mayor of Makati after the Makati City Government classified the informal settlement a danger zone following a fire that occurred in the area 8 days previously. Residents who attempted to resist the demolitions were met with force. The practice of forced eviction constitutes a gross violation of human rights, in particular the right to adequate housing. COHRE is deeply concerned about reports that State officials and the police may be responsible for such serious human rights abuses.