Eviction should not lead to homelessness: human rights activists report on WPW in Tajikistan

Tajik human rights activists have developed an alternative thematic report on the implementation of Art. 11 of the Special Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), in particular on the specific rights of Tajikistan to adequate housing (RWA), for consideration by the UN Commission on Economic, Demanding and Cultural Measures (CESCR) at its 72nd session in September - October 2022. 

The Republic of Tajikistan takes the necessary measures to implement the norms of international law into domestic legislation. National legislation provides for the possibility of protection on adequate housing in pre-trial and judicial procedures. The first sub-part deals with the issue of the lack of discussion and consultation with affected persons about alternative options. The second subpart deals with the fulfillment of the State's obligations prior to evictions. The third subpart deals with the unreasonable timing of eviction notices. The fourth subpart is devoted to the negative impact of evictions on women and children. The fifth subsection deals with disproportionate compensation. And the last, sixth subpart of the first block of the report tells about homelessness as a consequence of eviction. The second part of the report focuses on the situation with the right to adequate housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 The third and final part contains recommendations of human rights activists to prevent violations of citizens' rights to adequate housing.

 The full text of the report can be found below.

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 NGO "Independent Center for Human Rights Protection"