Tribunal on Evictions in Geneva


VENUE : Salle Carson, Maison des Associations
DAY : Friday 28
September 2012

TIME : 9am-12pm

Organized for the first time in 2011, the Tribunal for
Evictions is an opinion Tribunal based on the International Covenant on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other international legal instruments
related to the enforcement of the right to housing and land. The Tribunal aims
to present cases of housing rights violations taking place around the world to
a panel of reference persons meeting in Geneva.

The aim is to strengthen the recognition, the
proposals and the struggles against violations of housing rights at local,
national and global level including deportations of people from their homes and
their land. It also aims to highlight the threats and violence of any kind
perpetrated against human rights defenders.

The jury will assess these situations and prepare
recommendations to be presented to relevant countries and authorities. A follow
up with the relevant authorities will then be undertaken. Beyond these
recommendations, the testimonies reported by invited civil society actors will
aim to feed the debate on housing rights and to build links of solidarity.

The jury consists of :

  • Gordon Aeschiman(Tribunal
    des Baux et Loyers de Genève)
  • Yves Cabannes(Development
    Planning Unit, Univerity College London)
  • Christophe Golay(GenevaAcademy
    of International humanitarian law and human rights)
  • Cesare Ottolini(International
    Alliance of Inhabitants, Italy)
  • Malavika Vartak(Amnesty
    International, London)

Please click here for further information on the cases of evictions to be presented during the tribunal.