Human Rights Watch recently reported on around 21,000 people that were forcibly evicted from their homes in Mogadishu, Somalia. These people were not given adequate notification, compensation, or an alternative place to relocate. Furthermore there are allegations that security forces beat some of those they were evicting, destroyed shelters, and left them without food or water. HRW reports that the Somali government has a policy on displacement to protect communities from forced evictions, but the government has violated its policy and international law on evictions.
To learn more about this topic:
- International Covenant on Economic, Social, and political Rights
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa ( Kampala Convention)