Landless Movement Targeted for Mass Evictions

What is affected
Transportation, access to education
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 February 2005
Region LAC [ Latin America/Caribbean ]
Country Bolivia
Location various

Affected persons

Total 1150
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution Key recommendations \r\n\r\n\r\nTo the government of Central African Republic\r\n\r\n- Appoint a clear IDP focal point with overall responsibility for protecting IDPs’ rights\r\n\r\n- seek assistance from the international community to develop a National
Details GLOBAL SURVEY 2003-2006.pdf
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

rebel groups
Brief narrative • In February 2005, the Bolivian National Police evicted more than 100 families, all members of the landless movement, who had occupied buildings in the Ornoni zone near the Tunari National Park in Cochabamba. Police used tear gas and evictees reported that they were beaten by police, and many personal belongings were burned. The squatters had insisted on negotiating with authorities from the City Hall. Their request, however, was refused ["Gasifican y desalojan ocupantes del Tunari’," Los Tiempos (24 February 2005), at:].

• In late August 2005, approximately 400 police officers and military forcibly evicted about 130 families from the estate Las Palias, after the Constitutional Court ordered the return of the land to its owner. The families had only one hour’s notice to remove all their property. The people had lived on the estate since 2001. The evictees said police had used excessive force during the eviction and the Municipal hospital confirmed that one person had been shot in the shoulder. However, the police denied the allegations ["Familias desalojadas," Adital, (30 August 2005),].

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