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Zimbabwe: No justice for the victims of forced evictions

8th September 2006, 12:11:44 UTC

In May 2005 the government of Zimbabwe launched Operation Murambatsvina, a
programme of mass forced evictions and demolitions of homes and informal businesses. The
operation targeted poor urban and surrounding (peri-urban) areas nationwide. The evictions
and demolitions were carried out without adequate notice, court orders, due process, legal
protection, redress or appropriate relocation measures, in violation of Zimbabwe’s obligations
under international human rights law.

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