evictions

  • June 15, 2017

    Officials in India are threatening to evict a tribe from a tiger reserve in the name of conservation – but have just approved uranium exploration in the same reserve. The move has angered campaigners, who accuse the authorities of hypocrisy.

  • May 10, 2017

    On 8 May 1997, hundreds of Bushmen were ordered to abandon their homes deep in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This was the first in a wave of evictions by the government, determined to open up their ancestral homes to diamond mining and tourism.

  • May 3, 2017

    The good progress made on social evictions  between 2010 to 2014 has gone into reverse according to new analysis which shows there has been a 24 per cent increase in evictions across Scotland’s social rented sector in the last two years.

  • February 8, 2017

    Tribal villagers have made a desperate plea to be allowed to stay on their ancestral land in central India – a region which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book – in the face of threats from the local forest department to illegally evict them.

  • September 28, 2016

    A UN expert has warned that the Brazilian government is failing to recognise the rights of the country’s indigenous peoples after seeing first hand their shocking conditions. Many tribes around the country are subjected to genocidal violence by outsiders intent on stealing their lands and resources.

  • July 18, 2016

    A proposed new forests policy in India has been hastily withdrawn after an outcry that it made no mention of tribal peoples’ existing rights to live in their forests, and would have led to more tribes being evicted from their homes.

  • October 21, 2014

    Research from Shelter reveals than one in 10 renting families have suffered health problems in the past year because their landlords have failed to deal with bad living conditions.

  • August 15, 2014

    More than 215,000 households in England are at risk of eviction or repossession. This is the equivalent of 4,140 homes every week, new research reveals today

  • June 24, 2014

    Representatives of some of Ethiopia’s biggest aid donors are to send a team to the southwest of the country to investigate persistent reports of human rights abuses amongst the tribes living there.

  • March 13, 2014

    Tenants across England are facing ‘revenge evictions’ just for speaking up about bad conditions, a Shelter study has found.