A Pandemic of Violations, HIC-HLRN annual report from the HLRN Violation Database

On the occasion of World Habitat Day (5 October 2020) and “Urban October,” HIC-HLRN has produced its annual report from the HLRN Violation Database.

This year’s review of patterns and trends in housing and land rights violation around the world is dedicated to the theme: A Pandemic of Violations: Forced Evictions and Other Habitat-related Human Rights Violations amid COVID-19. It explores the cases of forced eviction, destruction, dispossession and privatization of housing and land of the most-vulnerable communities during a global crisis and pandemic that leaves no one behind.

The report charts the patterns of housing and land rights conditions before, during and after the pandemic with a focus on:

  • Minorities
  • Migrant Workers
  • Domestic Workers
  • Slum Dwellers
  • Rural People
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Refugees, Migrants and Displaced Persons
  • People under Occupation/Colonization
  • People Caught up in War
  • People Subject to Privatization and Financialization

A Pandemic of Violations ends with a prospectus for coming out of this pandemic by Protecting Each Other and annexes the global VDB Search Results from 1 January to 5 October 2020 as the basis for this World Habitat Day 2020 analysis from HIC-HLRN.

Download the report