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SERI Research Report: Relocating to Alternative Accommodation

Relocations have the potential to severely disrupt peoples’ lives and negatively impact their livelihoods, community relations and sense of security. To make sure this doesn’t happen, the relocation process should be carefully planned, well-run and participatory.

SERI has developed a set of legal and practical guidelines to assist those involved in the relocation process to navigate the complexities involved in planning for and carrying out a relocation. The guidelines present an approach to relocations based on SERI’s experience in planning and managing relocations to alternative housing and draw on international and local experience. The guidelines offer practical guidance on how to ensure that relocations are carried out in a way that respects the constitutional rights of the people being relocated.

Written by Michael Clark and Lauren Royston, please access the full report: Relocating to Alternative Accommodation: Legal and Practical Guidelines (July 2017)




Relocating to Alternative Accommodation: Legal and Practical Guidelines (July 2017)


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