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Jerusalem Court Orders Palestinians Forfeit Homes
By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz
15 September 2020
Court Orders Dozens of Palestinians Out of Jerusalem Homes to Make Way for Settlers Judges base evacuation orders in two cases on claims to Jewish ownership of property from before 1948, which the law permits for Jews only     A Jerusalem court ordered last week, in two separate cases, the eviction of dozens
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Palestine: Holy Sites Crumble under Israeli Rule
By: Irit Segoli, +972 Magazine
11 September 2020
Israeli land grabs are preventing Palestinians from accessing Muslim shrines in the West Bank, with some falling into ruin or being deliberately destroyed.     Israel’s takeover of the mountain ranges and hills throughout the occupied West Bank has not spared sacred places of worship for Palestinian Muslims. According to a new report
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Zim: Divorce Law Spurs Women`s Rights Struggle
By: Lungelo Ndhlovu, Thomson Reuters Foundation
11 September 2020
Zimbabwe divorce law spurs women`s fight for property The law rejects the traditional thinking that only financial contributions count when splitting property, its supporters say     BULAWAYO—When Smangele Tshuma got divorced after five years of marriage, her in-laws forced her out of the home that she had been living in with her husband
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Greece: Moria Camp Blaze, 13K Homeless
By: Jean Mackenzie, BBC News
10 September 2020
Moria migrants: Fire destroys Greek camp leaving 13,000 without shelter The BBC`s Jean Mackenzie spent time speaking to people at the camp just six months ago and reflects on her experiences there   Fires have destroyed Greece`s largest migrant camp, an overcrowded facility on the island of Lesbos, leaving nearly 13,000 people without
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Guatemala: Denouncing Land Defender Murders
By: HIC-HLRN
09 September 2020
So far in 2020, four farmer leaders have been murdered, and another one is missing. The organization also denounced the extrajudicial eviction of indigenous communities.     Guatemala`s government withdrew several institutions that enforced and veiled over land rights, such as the Secretariat for Agrarian Affairs (SAA), the Presidential Commission for the Coordination
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Brazil: Largo de São Francisco Eviction amid COVID
By: Jaqueline Suarez, RioOnWatch
09 September 2020
Families that Took Shelter from Pandemic in Central Rio Occupation Evicted     The pile of furniture on the sidewalk started to form around 8:30am, when the Military Police arrived to carry out a repossession of a second floor space near Largo de São Francisco, in Rio de Janeiro’s downtown Centro. While families
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US War on Terror Displaced 37 million+
By: John Ismay, The New York Times Magazine
08 September 2020
A new report calculates the number of people who fled because of wars fought by the United States since     At least 37 million people have been displaced as a direct result of the wars fought by the United States since Sept. 11, 2001, according to a new report from Brown
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Lebanon: World Bank Ends Bisri Dam Project
By: Reuters/Arab News/The New York Times
05 September 2020
This entry combines the Reuters/Arab News report on 05 September of the World Bank’s official announcement and The New York Times article of 02 September 2020 providing background. At the end of the entry, please find the link to the World Bank’s 04 September factsheet of questions and answers.   World
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Indonesia: Mapping Policy Losses
By: A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil, Jakarta Post
04 September 2020
Concerns of transparency, inclusivity raised as One Map nears completion   Jakarta—Indonesia`s highly anticipated One Map Policy is inching toward completion with most datasets successfully compiled by the government, but observers are wary of the project`s lack of transparency and inclusiveness and whether the rights of indigenous communities are honored.   Initiated in
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USA: Eviction-Public health-Election
By: Jacob Passy, Market Watch
02 September 2020
Renters in U.S. cannot be evicted through the end of the year due to coronavirus, CDC order states   Unpublished order provides declaration for renters to sign stating they are unable to pay rent, have sought government assistance   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is implementing a temporary eviction moratorium through the
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Farmers’ Panel Decries Eviction of Growers
By: Dawn
01 September 2020
LAHORE: The Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee has criticised ‘forced’ eviction of peasants from the federal government’s Jaranwala lands. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, a PKRC office-bearer said many peasants, including women and children, have been injured in the police operation continuing for the last three days to evict the
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Court to Cape Town: “redress apartheid legacy”
By: Murray Williams, news24
31 August 2020
High Court sets aside R135m Sea Point school sale, frees land to address apartheid legacy   ·       The Tafelberg school property case has been running for five years. ·       Finally, the High Court has ruled, upholding the legal challenge by two not-for-profit organisations. ·       The sale of the land has now been reversed – much to
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Kenya: New Alternative Justice System Policy
By: Moses Muoki, Capital News
28 August 2020
Maraga Launches Alternative Justice System to Reduce Case Backlog   NAIROBI—Chief Justice David Maraga has launched the Alternative Justice System (AJS) Policy which is aimed at enhancing access to justice and supporting expeditious delivery of justice to citizens.   Speaking at the Supreme Court on Thursday when he presided over the launch of the
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Land Reform Leads to Eviction
By: Anna Majavu, Newfarm.com
25 August 2020
An 88-year-old woman has been threatened with the culturally taboo removal of her family’s ancestral graves after being evicted from the farm she worked on for decades. ight decades of hard labour on a white-owned commercial farm did not pay off for an elderly Eastern Cape woman, who was promptly evicted
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Palestine: Join Al-Haq Law School Program (10/2020)
By: Al Haq
24 August 2020
Al-Haq International Law School Program, 12–22 October 2020   The Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is pleased to announce its Sixth International Law Summer School Program for professionals, legal researchers, post-graduates and academics in the fields of international law and human rights.   Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing uncertainty around international
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Indonesia: 1,800-km March against Evictions
By: Harry Jacques, Reuters
24 August 2020
Indonesian farmers walk 1,800-km to protest against evictions Harry Jacques, Reuters More than 100 Indonesian farmers gathered outside the presidential palace in Jakarta on Monday, having walked about 1,800 km (1,118 miles) from the island of Sumatra to protest against forced evictions from their lands.   About 170 farmers began the
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USA: `Scarlet E`= Eviction as Life Sentence
By: Kaelyn Forde, Al Jazeera
21 August 2020
Sandi Bachom, 75, never expected to be evicted. She once earned a six-figure salary at a New York City advertising firm and lived a comfortable life. But after getting divorced, losing her job and getting hit by a car, she fell behind on her $3,000 monthly rent payment. In April 2012,
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Indonesia: Indigenous Timor Families Evicted
By: Ryan Dagur, Union of Catholic Asian News
18 August 2020
Evicted Indonesian families vow to stay put Dozens of people in Catholic-majority province left homeless as land dispute turns violent     Defiant members of an indigenous community in Indonesia have vowed to stay put after security forces fired tear gas and demolished their homes on Aug. 18 in a bid to
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Yemen: Houthis Kill, Expel Ethiopian Migrants
By: Human Rights Watch
13 August 2020
BEIRUT--Houthi forces in April 2020 forcibly expelled thousands of Ethiopian migrants from northern Yemen using Covid-19 as a pretext, killing dozens and forcing them to the Saudi border, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi border guards then fired on the fleeing migrants, killing dozens more, while hundreds of survivors escaped
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India: Turning 170K-ha Forest to Coal
By: Hannah Ellis-Peterson, The Guardian
08 August 2020
India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields   Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population     Over the past decade, Umeshwar Singh Amra has witnessed his homeland descend into a battleground. The war being waged in Hasdeo Arand, a rich and
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