REPORT: "Chased Away”: Forced evictions of Roma in Ile-de-France

28/11/2012 – Several thousand migrant Roma are estimated to be forcibly evicted from informal settlements and squats each year across France.1 In most cases, entire families are left homeless, often with either no offer of any alternative housing or only a temporary and inadequate solution provided. Forced out of their homes, these families often find themselves living in increasingly precarious situations. These forced evictions generally take place without adequate prior information, consultation or notice to residents. French law does not allow people to enforce their human right not to be subjected to forced eviction.