Normes environnementales et sociales

Environmental and Social Safeguard 6 (ESS 6) Involuntary Resettlement and Displacement

ESS 6 recognizes that involuntary resettlement refers to both physical relocation and economic displacement. With reference to the physical relocation of people, ESS 6 follows the General Principle that states should “safeguard legitimate tenure rights against threats and infringements.

They should protect tenure right holders against the arbitrary loss of their tenure rights, including forced evictions...” as laid down in the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT).


  • Prohibit forced eviction
  • Improve or at least restore living conditions of displaced persons, through improving and restoring their productive assets and security of tenure.
  • If avoidance is not possible, minimize adverse social and economic impacts from restrictions on land or resource use or from land and resource acquisition.

Read the full ESS 6 here.