Afghanistan: continued risk of forced eviction due to complex land rights and tenure (in)security
Created: 27/02/2023 +


Since the Taliban’s return to power in August 2021, there have been reports of forced eviction resulting in displacement in ten provinces of Afghanistan. Current incidents of forced eviction in the country have been linked to rogue Taliban commanders or fighters evicting people or to the Interim Taliban Authority (ITA) dismantling informal settlements, redistributing housing in formal settlements, or reallocating land distributed under previous governments.This report explores the international frameworks to which Afghanistan is signatory and that pertain to forced eviction, as well as the current Afghan legal framework to address forced eviction.