UN Guidelines

The UN Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement are part of the evolving global standards that apply to forced evictions. These guidelines also called for the development of an eviction impact assessment tool to measure the impact on affected communities. Such a tool has subsequently been developed by the Housing and Land Rights Network, one of the collaborating institutions of DRAN.

Reports & Handbooks

Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-Based Evictions and Displacement

Annual reports of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living

Handbook on the Guidelines - The Housing and Land Rights Network. Originally published by HLRN in 2007, the Handbook serves as an introduction to The Guidelines and includes summaries of key sections as well as the full text.

The intention of this section of the DRAN website is to document the numerous uses of the UN guidelines with a view to providing a resource for ideas and action by the users of the website. We encourage you to send us additional examples of the use of the UN guidelines that you come across in your own research. 

Policy Recommendations from civil society groups and independent institutions

Comparative Analysis of the ADB Policy on Involuntary Resettelment, NGO Forum on ADB. 2005.

Key Issues for Upholding Housing, Land and Property Rights in the International Finance Corporation’s Review of the Environmental and Social Policy Standards, The International Accountability Project, Housing and Land Rights Network and The International Network on Displacement and Resettlement. 2010.

Reforming the World Bank Policy on Involuntary Resettlement – Submission to the World Bank Safeguards Review, Inclusive Development International, International Accountability Project, Bank Information Center and Housing and Land Rights Network. 2013.

Submission on Oil and Gas Sector Discussion Paper, The Singapore Management University and Mazars Indonesia. 2012.

Joint Comment on the Proposed Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma, US Government and NGOs. 2013.

Beyond Squatters’ Rights: Durable Solutions and Development-Induced Displacement in Monrovia, Liberia, The Norwegian Refugee Council. 2011.