12.7.2014, Turkish Weekly – UN urges Albania to halt Roma eviction

12.7.2014, Turkish Weekly – UN urges Albania to halt Roma eviction

The UN Human Rights Committee has told Albania to suspend eviction of four Roma families from their homes in Elbasan, to make space for the reconstruction of a football stadium.

The UN committee called on the government to suspend the eviction of the families until a complaint filed by their lawyers on the merits of the decision to demolish the houses and subsequent compensation claims are heard.

In a letter to the lawyers representing the families on July 4, the committee said the government had been informed of “interim measure of protection” applied to the applicants.

Source (English language): http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/169070/un-urges-albania-to-halt-roma-eviction.html

 

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