Thousands Evicted at Request of Private Owner

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 March 2006
Region LAC [ Latin America/Caribbean ]
Country Brazil
Location informal settlement of Jardim Paradiso, Paco Municipality

Affected persons

Total 3500
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: COHRE

In March 2006, military police forcibly evicted the informal settlement of Jardim Paradiso in the Municipality of Paço and burned down several houses. Some 700 families were affected by the eviction. The belongings of the evictees were collected and taken on trucks to unknown locations. The evictees remained homeless and were not offered alternative accommodation or compensation. Though the property belonged to a private owner, the demand for the eviction came from a lawyer.

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