2008 Olympics

What is affected
Housing private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 January 2001
Region A [ Asia ]
Country China
Location Bejiing1

Affected persons

Total 1500000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details COHRE-China-05.doc

Forced eviction
Land losses

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Housing losses
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Brief narrative

Group: China Olympics Evict 1.5 Million AP | June 6, 2007 ERICA BULMAN Some 1.5 million Chinese have been forced from their homes during preparations for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, a rights group said Tuesday. China rejected the figures from the Geneva-based Center on Housing Rights and Evictions as groundless’’ and said some 6,000 families had been compensated and properly resettled. Our research shows that little has changed since 1988 when 720,000 people were forcibly displaced in Seoul, South Korea, in preparation for the Summer Olympic Games,’’ said Jean du Plessis, COHRE’s executive director. It is shocking and entirely unacceptable that 1.25 million people have already been displaced in Beijing, in preparation for the 2008 Games, in flagrant violation of their right to adequate housing.’’ Some 6,037 households have been demolished since 2002 to make way for nine venues in the process of preparing for the 2008 Olympic Games, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said.http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/china_olympics_evict_millions_in_prep_for_games.htmBeijing ConstructionForced evictions“In the middle of the night, while they were sleeping, people came in and broke up the courtyard wall. There were lots of people living there together in this building, they had a shop, it was really dangerous, there were still people livin

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