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Do not keep silent: communicate your case of eviction!

The Tribunal for Evictions launches an international call to identify cases of evictions for its 2012 session. The Tribunal will take place on 28 September 2012 in Geneva within the Geneva Habitat Forum and for the launch of the World Zero Evictions days 2012.

Fill out the eviction case webform before 31 August!

A city FOR its inhabitants

Today, forced evictions threaten between 50 and 70 million people worldwide.

The Tribunal is a tool for organizations of inhabitants and all stakeholders that defend the right to housing. The Tribunal aims to reinforce the recognition, propositions and fights against housing rights violations at local, national and international levels. It also aims to put the spotlight on threats and violence of all kind committed against the defenders of these rights.

In this perspective, a jury, made of representatives of civil society, international organizations and academics, involved in the defense and respect of housing rights, will evaluate the claims in the light of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and all international legal instruments related to the enforcement of the right to housing and land security.

Working method

This call is broadcasted worldwide in order to identify cases of evictions through a webform. You are all kindly invited to fill the webform before 31 August 2012.

The secretariat of the Tribunal will coordinate the preliminary phase of investigation by selecting the most significant cases in terms of severity, number of people affected, as well as representation of themes and continents.

At the 28 September 2012 session, the Tribunal will publicly examine the presented cases and will issue a judgment and make recommendations to the various officials. The Tribunal will then issue formal recommendations to economic and institutional actors responsible for the evictions, and to civic organizations helping them enforce their demands by the authorities.

Do not keep silent: make the world know your eviction case! Fill out the eviction case webform before 31 August!


To submit a case of evictions, go to Geneva Habitat Forum website  before 31 August 2012

For further information, please contact:


Secretariat: +41 22 320 86 06



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