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(ENG) Housing and Land Rights Crisis! 2007: Violations Escalating around the World A Pattern of Persecution: The Growing Attack against Housing and Land Rights Defenders
Across the globe, privatization, development, conflict, and war have dispossessed and forcibly evicted over 8 million people within the past three years. These are the findings of the Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) of Habitat International Coalition (HIC) issued today, on the occasion of International Housing and Land Rights Day 2007.
 
UN Expert Urges Sudan to Respect Human Rights of Communities Affected by Hydro-Electric Dam Projects
The Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Miloon Kothari, issued the following statement today:
 
West Bank barrier change ordered
Israel's supreme court has ordered the government to redraw the route of the West Bank barrier near Bilin village, a key focus of anti-barrier protest.
 
(ENG) Urgent alert: Evicitons in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
On the scale of forced evictions around the globe, the current situation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, would rank as relatively minor. But for the 100 or so people living in make-shift shelters in a homeless encampment who will be forced out of their tent city on September 15, 2007, the situation is urgent.
 
An African story
Public land grabbing in Kenya
 
It’s our land and it belongs to us’ – Africans fight for land seized during colonial era.
The seizure of prime land in Kenya by white settlers taken during the colonial era and the land grabbing which occurred post independence by powerful black elites are responsible for abject poverty among indigenous and nomadic communities in Kenya today
 
COHRE and HIC launch a report on the impacts of Plan Puebla Panama related-development projects on the right to housing and to land of rural and indigenous communities in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala
The implementation of the analysed projects of infrastructure, energy and tourism have increased land conflicts and social tension, affirm COHRE and HIC. Development projects must guarantee the respect and fulfillment of the human rights of the affected communities, recommend COHRE and HIC
 
La Parota Dam Project in Mexico Will Displace 25,000 Indigenous People Says New Study
More than 25,000 Indigenous people will be displaced and 75,000 indirectly affected by the the implementation of the 900 mega watt La Paraot Dam Project
 
Jordan Valley, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Palestine: Israel and parastatal institutions escalate dispossession of Palestinians
House/community demolitions, forced evictions, dispossession, use of force, deprivation of the means of subsistence
 
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