Violations Database

You have entered the HLRN Violations Database (VDB), a new interactive and participatory website feature for documenting and reviewing the world’s most-common housing and land rights violations. The VDB offers a simplified method for managing data about violations arising from actual cases of (1) forced eviction, (2) demolition, (3) confiscation and (4) privatization of public goods and services. HLRN’s coordination office has designed and initiated the VDB especially for HIC-HLRN members, but the general public is invited to participate and benefit as well.

Broadly, the VDB is a prototype service aimed at providing a unique monitoring tool that would allow respondents to record simply various violations to housing and land rights as they occur. This, in turn, will supply analysts, researchers, and human rights defenders with the necessary raw material on which to conduct cross-analyses, build cases, create reports and advocate the HRAH. The data also will integrate with the regular services and activities of HIC-HLRN advocacy, Urgent Actions, social production of habitat, training and UN cooperation.

What data to record

The VDB will track violations and corresponding losses arising from (1) forced evictions, (2) demolitions/destructions, (3) dispossession/confiscation, and (4) Privatization of public goods and services. The losses are presented in the following subcategories: It is intended that the VDB will provide several immediate advantages, including to: To access the violations database map, click here