Hundreds Evicted from Squatter Setttlement

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Land Social/public
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 19 December 2008
Region Oceania
Country Papua New Guinea
Location Outside Port Moresby

Affected persons

Total 300
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details PNG_MoresbyEviction.doc
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 50
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative The Papua New Guinea government has razed homes in the Tetu squatter settlement outside the capital of Port Moresby. The demolition of 50 homes was in response to the murder of businessman Sir George Constantinou by residents of the settlement. Residents were given two to three days to evacuate and there is no indication that compensation will be provided. The Papua New Guinea Ombudsman has declared the police action to have been "beyond the law".

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Australia
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