Human Rights Impacts of Development Induced Displacement in Addis Ababa: The Case Study of Kirkos Sub City Woreda 11

Negera Gudeta Adula


Development induced displacement is an ever rising global phenomena which displaced people from their homes, home lands and place of usual residence. This study examines human rights impacts of development-induced displacement in Addis Ababa, kirkos sub city woreda 11. The study employed qualitative research approach. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources. A primary source of data was collected through key informant in-depth interview and observation. A purposive and snowballing sampling technique was employed to select informants from target population. The secondary source of data was collected from books, journal articles, government reports, newspaper and published and unpublished materials to substantiate the data collected from primary sources. The finding of the study revealed that development-induced displacement amounted to the violation of human rights of displaced persons because the displaced people weren’t compensated and remedied adequately, and consulted and participated in the development project. Moreover, the study also uncovered that people have evicted arbitrarily from their homes without due process of law and the majority of displaced people have not yet access to social services for their human wellbeing after resettlement. The finding of the study suggested that, the displaced people by development project should be informed before displacement, participate and contributed to the development project which displaced them. The displaced people should compensated and remedied adequately and take rehabilitation assistances after their resettlement.

Keywords: Development-induced displacement, human rights, Addis Ababa, kirkos sub city

DOI: 10.7176/JCSD/64-02

Publication date:May 31st 2021

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