Demolitions for Urban Renewal in Dushanbe

What is affected
Housing private
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 September 2006
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Tajikistan
Location Dushanbe

Affected persons

Total 865
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative Source: "Letter to Participants in "Human Rights, Housing, and the State: Cases of Forced Eviction in Tajikistan" 7 July 2008
Found at
(Full letter is attached)

Tajikistan`s government began construction and beautification projects in Dushanbe that resulted in the forced eviction of residents and the demolition of their homes. Construction, and evictions, "gained momentum in late 2006 and during 2007". Many evictions have been done in violation of the city`s housing code as well as human rights standards. "Some of these construction projects are based on a Soviet-era city reconstruction plan, known as the “GenPlan,”3 that was never made public...The government has claimed for “public needs” or “governmental needs.”" Residents have often been inadequately compensated and forced to live in the outskirts of the city, sometimes in unsafe buildings.
- 159 households evicted at the site of the Palace of the Nation
- 14 household evicted at the site of the Youth Palace. At least 5
Costs €   0