March 25, 2004

DEMOLISHED:

FORCED EVICTIONS AND THE TENANTS' RIGHTS

MOVEMENT IN CHINA

I.SUMMARY..
II.FORCED EVICTIONS: THE SOURCE OF THE CONFLICTS
Violent evictions
Lack of consultation and information
Disputes over compensation
Arbitration and judicial remedies
International law..
III.THE TENANTS' RIGHTS MOVEMENT..
IV.EXPERTS DEMAND REFORM:THE STATE'S RESPONSE..
Criticism by Chinese legal experts
Promises of reform...
V.RECOMMENDATIONS
VI.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS