This steering committee is taking place when the number of legal eviction
proceedings registers its first decline for the first time after ten years of constant increase, from 167,000 to 163,000, and while the number of actual expulsions at the end of the procedure, it stabilized around 15,000.
The letter, titled 'The Truth About Embobut Forest Evictions
and A Way Forward', was addressed to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the then Enviroment CS Judi Wakhungu, Attorney General Githu Muigai, Environment Committee chairperson Amina Abdalla, and Lands Committee Department chairperson Alex Mwiru.
The formal process we use to execute evictions
is so broken that it would be better to just abandon that process altogether.
are always a human rights violation and inevitably put people who are already in a very vulnerable situation at even greater risk.
The Shamasneh family is one of at least 180 households in East-Jerusalem, mainly in Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, the Old City and Beit Safafa, facing the threat of eviction
from their homes.
One possible reform that would promote the goal of minimizing the households in the Eviction
Economy while recognizing landlords' interest in obtaining information about applicants would be to give every tenant one (or two) free pass(es) in the form of having her first and perhaps second evictions
sealed, at least if the eviction
^) were for nonpayment of rent and not for destructive or dangerous behavior.
According to the NGO Inclusive Development, the Boeung Kak evictions
are the worst mass expulsions in Cambodia since the evacuation of Phnom Penh by the Khmer Rouge in 1975.
He also noted that this was the latest in a succession of forced evictions
of Roma migrants in France, and expressed his concern at reports that further evictions
On a local scale, major markets also experienced a decline in the number of evictions
, with Chicago reducing evictions
A recent report stated that 200,000 people suffered from socalled revenge evictions
in the last year, whereby landlords have served tenants with eviction
notices for requesting repairs to be made to the property.
Managing director Graham Kinnear said: "We accept that it is important to prevent revenge evictions
from taking place.
The reality is, until you know what the law says about evictions
, you don't know where you stand.