Gibraltar: Moroccan Tenants Evicted

What is affected
Housing private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 02 April 2009
Region E [ Europe ]
Country Spain
Location Gibraltar

Affected persons

Total 7
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details Gibraltar_Moroccans09.doc
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

British occupation authorities
Brief narrative Sources: Gibraltar Chronicle, at:;)

and Vox Online, at:

(Articles attached)


On 2 April 2009, seven Moroccan men were evicted from their rented apartment in Gibraltar. Only three of the men were in arrears for their rent payment. No notice was given and the men were not given time to collect their belongings, including warm clothes for the night and medications. The eviction may have been in response to an article printed in The Guardian about the treatment of Moroccans in Gibraltar as "second class citizens". The article indicated that "Foreigners have no access to low-rent public housing."
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