This report is the product of an international expert group meeting organised by GLTN and UN-HABITAT’s Housing Policy Section, which took place March 19-20, 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The objective of the meeting was to identify, analyse, and provide recommendations for improving existing guidelines and practices related to eviction, acquisition, expropriation and compensation. Relevant guidelines were analysed from three perspectives: economic, environmental and social. During the meeting, organisational staff and issue experts: (1) reviewed and revised a research paper commissioned by GLTN and UN-HABITAT; (2) agreed on next steps for further research, development of guidelines, capacity-building and mediation for enhanced implementation of existing guidelines; (3) and mapped out respective roles and responsibilities for GLTN, UN-HABITAT and Habitat Agenda Partners in quest to address evictions. This research initiative is part of the GLTN tool development agenda and supports the work of the UN Housing Rights Programme. The meeting was co-organised with the Housing Secretariat of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro and the Institute of Architects of Brazil.
Presentations made by invited experts are available on the GLTN website.