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United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, “Fact Sheet No. 25: Forced Evictions” . This fact sheet clearly sets out why forced evictions are not permitted under international law and what governments must do to prevent them.

  1. Australian Human Rights Commission, “Housing, Homelessness and Human Rights” - This website discusses the relationship between homelessness and human rights, and provides further resources on the issue, including on the topics of youth homelessness, mental illness, and Indigenous social justice.  

  2. Housing and Land Rights Network, “How to Respond to Forced Evictions: A Handbook for India” - This handbook explains concepts of the human right to adequate housing, the specific problems in India, and the relevant international and domestic laws and organisations that might help someone facing forced eviction.


  1. Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement, Annex I of the report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living (2006) - These Guidelines aim to help States develop policies and legislation that prevent forced evictions at the domestic level.

  2. Forced Evictions - Officer of High Commissioner of the United Nations

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