Militia Heads Grab Green Spaces

What is affected
Land Social/public
Type of violation Dispossession/confiscation
Date 13 July 2010
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Afghanistan
Location Kabul

Affected persons

Total 0
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution

promoting the accountability and responsibility in the context of the rule of law


Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

RESIDENTS in Kabul have accused former militia commanders of snatching up the capital’s green spaces illegally and building large houses on them. The city council has confirmed that ex-jihadi commanders forcefully seized green land in the city and it promised to prevent future illegal land-grabs. Kabulis criticise the council and the government for failing to act earlier and they say that everyday new houses are built on green land, preventing residents form using the space for recreational purposes. The council says that only 2% of government land put aside for recreational purposes remains out of a total of 6,740km² originally preserved as green space.

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