INTERNATIONAL CALL ON CASE OF
Tribunal on Evictions 2016
forced evictions threaten between 50 and 70 million people worldwide. The
International Tribunal on Evictions launches an international Call to identify
not numbers but concrete cases of evictions from housing and land for its fifth
Session that will take place within the World Zero Evictions Days at
theWorld Urban Social Forum, alternative to the Conference of the United
Nations Habitat III (Quito, Ecuador. October 2016).
the success of previous Sessions, this fifth Session consolidates the Tribunal
as a useful point of reference for everybody.
Tribunal is a joint tool for organizations of inhabitants and all stakeholders
that defend the right to housing and to land. It aims to reinforce the
recognition, propositions and fights against violations of those rights at
local, national and international levels. It also aims to put the spotlight on
threats and violence of all kind committed against the defenders of those
Session’s Recommendations will be brought to the United Nations and the
Governments gathered at Habitat III and to those responsible for violations to
the Right to Housing. They will be published on the ITE web, disseminate
worldwide and implemented by the mobilization of solidarity at all levels.
Call is disseminated worldwide in order to identify cases of evictions through
a webform. You are all kindly invited to fill the webform before August 15
secretariat of the Tribunal will coordinate the preliminary phase of
investigation by selecting the most significant cases in terms of severity,
number of people affected, as well as representation of themes and continents.
a Jury, made of representatives of civil society, international organizations
and academics, involved in the defense and respect of human and housing rights,
will evaluate the claims in light of the International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights and all international legal instruments related to
the enforcement of the right to housing and land security.
the October 2016 Session, within the World Zero Evictions Days at theWorld Urban Social Forum in
Quito, Ecuador, the Tribunal will publicly examine the selected cases and will
issue a judgment and make recommendations to the various officials.
Tribunal will issue formal recommendations to the United Nations and the
Governments gathered at Habitat III, to the economic and institutional actors
responsible for the evictions, and to civic organizations helping them enforce
their demands by the authorities.
submit a case of evictions, go to the International Tribunal
on Evictions websitebefore August 15 2016
not keep silent:Communicate your case of eviction!
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