Thursday, December 08, 2005

The World's Worst Housing Rights Violator

Pop Quiz: which country evicted 3.7 million people over the past decade? Which city in that country was the site of more than 2/3 of those evictions?

The answers: China and Shanghai.

It's a dubious distinction, highlighted by COHRE (the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions) and discussed in this article by the
Inter Press Service News Agency.

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