AvenueS for Action

UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing
Website: righttohousing.org
Mail: OHCHR-UNOG 8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

E-mail: urgent-action@ohchr.org
Fax: +41 22 917 90 06

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Website: srfood.org
Mail: OHCHR-UNOG, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Email: srfood@ohchr.org
Fax: +41 22 917 90 06

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Website: http://www.achpr.org/
Mail: 31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District, Western Region P.O. Box 673 Banjul, The Gambia
E-mail: au-banjul@africa-union.org
Fax: (220) 441 05 04

Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons
Mail: OHCHR-UNOG, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Email address:  idp@ohchr.org
Fax: + 41 22 917 9006

Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous

Website: http://unsr.jamesanaya.org/
Mail: OHCHR-UNOG 8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Email: indigenous@ohchr.org
Fax: +41 22 917 90 06

These Tools are designed to assist groups working with communities Facing displacement. They can provide aid in a variety of ways: 

  • Providing strategies for communities facing imminent displacement due to development projects or gentrification
  • Responding to the need to assess a population post-displacement in order to mobilize them to pursue assistance and justice
  • Assessing the severity of the displacement and its impact on vulnerable groups,
  • Providing options for responding to displacement events and ways to evaluate the effectiveness of the responses.







Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-Based Evictions and Displacement – OHCHR
The full text of the UN Guidelines that provides an overview of human rights imperatives, state obligations and strategies in displacement situations with guidance for pre-, during and post-eviction scenarios.

Muthurwa Estate Study – Mazangira Institute 
An impact assessment study of a potential involuntary community eviction in Muthurwa Estate, Nairobi. The study employed the HLRN Eviction Impact Assessment Tool.

Unjust Compensation – Centre for the Sustainable Use of Natural & Social Resources & the Housing and Land Rights Network
An assessment of damage and loss of private property during the anti-christian riot in Kandhamal, India. Based on the Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) Eviction Impact Assessment Tool.

Planned Dispossession - Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) 
Report of the  HLRN fact finding mission in New Delhi during the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Findings include widespread evictions and demolitions of homes to clear space for new infrastructure.

Land Matrix – A global and independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment.

File an urgent action appeal with HLRN – HLRN supports communities and activists opposing evictions and displacement by filing official complaints with relevant authorities and publicizing imminent displacement.