International Call for Cases of Evictions due to the Tourism

International Call for Cases of Evictions due to the Tourism

The International Tribunal on Evictions (ITE) has launched an international Call to identify concrete cases of evictions and displacement from housing and land for its next Session (Venice, 28-30 September 2017) to open the World Zero Evictions Days, specifically looking at cases resulting from tourism development since this is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

The International Tribunal on Evictions (ITE) is a peoples’ and opinion tribunal established in 2011 by the International Alliance of Inhabitants and civil society organisations for the World Zero Evictions Days to practically and interactively put forced evictions from around the world in the dock. The Tribunal relies on the expertise of an international Jury of well-respected and competent individuals, as well as on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and other instruments of international law, in order to pass judgement on real cases of forced evictions that constitute human rights violations.

A Jury, formed by representatives of civil society, international organizations and academics involved in the defence and respect of human rights, will select the cases, evaluate the claims in light of all international legal instruments related to the enforcement of the economic, social and cultural rights, especially the right to housing and land security.

At the Session of Venice, the ITE will publicly examine the selected cases, issue judgments and make formal Recommendations to the various stakeholders, including the United Nations, the Governments, the economic and institutional actors responsible for the evictions, and to civic organizations helping them enforce their demands.

Those Recommendations will be monitored on regular basis by the ITE together with local organisations and implemented by the local/global mobilisation of the inhabitants and their allies.

To submit a case, complete the form before July 15th 2017

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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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