In a landmark decision, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights has ruled against the Sudanese government, accusing it of committing a wide range of human rights violations against the people of Darfur.
The ruling, released today, was made in a case brought by the Geneva-based international human rights group, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), against the Sudanese government in 2005.
The ruling came less than three weeks after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a second arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, on charges of …
8 July 2010 - Israel was today accused of serious human rights violations in the area of housing and access to water - including war crimes.
The accusations came as Israel prepares to be examined by the UN Human Rights Committee, a body that scrutinizes government's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Human rights organizations including COHRE, Amnesty International and the national civil society organizations Shelter Forum and Hakijamii Trust have written to Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki urging him to stop forced evictions along the Kenya Railway across the country, as over 50,000 people face eviction from land along the railway reserve.
On 21 March 2010, the state-owned Kenya Railways published a notice in daily newspapers giving those living on railway reserve land nationwide 30 days to pull down their structures and leave, "or face forceful eviction and prosecution".
(Geneva, 5 March 2010) The Geneva-based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) today called on the Kenyan government to show more commitment to the housing rights of the poor in Kenya.
The Geneva-based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) today said that those displaced as a result of the recent violence in Jos must be provided with adequate emergency shelter while efforts begin to provide a permanent solution to their housing problems.
More than 10,000 people have reportedly been displaced by the violence, which left hundreds dead.
COHRE called on the Nigerian government to ensure safe and dignified conditions for people to return to their homes and land, and also begin a process for immediate compensation for those who lost homes and property, so that …