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International Developments

Call for Cases of Violations amid Climate Change

For the purposes of sharing experience inter-regionally and support climate-justice advocacy priorities, generally, and to prepare for CoP27, in particular, Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network (HIC-HLRN) will produce its October 2022 World Habitat Day report on housing and land rights violations related to climate change. HLRN is calling for such cases to record in the Violation Database (VDB), which serves as an ongoing public resource for research and advocacy.

With your cases, that October 2022 report will explore the global patterns of housing and land rights violations—forced eviction, demolition and dispossession—that result from neglect or institutionalized discrimination in the context of environmental disasters and other climate events. Your contributions will form the basis of this analysis of cases

Please enter your cases in the VDB, or send them to before 1 September 2022.

Here are some examples of environmental degradation that have led to violations of housing and land rights:

Durban flood, South Africa (2022)

 Petrópolis landslide, RJ, Brazil (2022)

Cyclop Mountain landslide, Indonesia (2019)

Bainsiria Village, Odisha, India (2011)

Aluvião na ilha da Madeira, Portugal (2010)

West Papua Deforestation, Indonesian-occupied Iryan Jaya (2010)

This production follows the last two annual HLRN World Habitat Day reports from the VDB that explored:

A Pandemic of Violations: Forced Evictions and Other Habitat-related Human Rights Violations amid COVID-19 (2020) and

Conflict, Occupation and War: Habitat-related human rights violations since the pandemic-era call for a global cease-fire (2021).

Many thanks for your participation. We look forward to including your violation cases in the coming World Habitat Day report.


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