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Housing and Land Rights in South Africa’s UPR
By :HIC side event
23 September 2022
Housing and Land Rights ahead of South Africa’s UPR The upcoming Universal Periodic Review of South Africa and the current Human Rights Council 51st session should focus on the human rights to adequate housing and land rights and protection of their defenders   Date: 30 September 2022 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 In person: Room XXV,
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ZA: Killing Land Defenders & Constitutional Order
By :Raymond Suttner, Polity
25 August 2022
Mnguni is part of a broader attack on our constitutional order The murder of Lindokuhle Mnguni, the 24th leader of Abahlali baseMjondolo to be gunned down, has met with indifference on the part of the state and the ANC. Not a word, as before. Violence - primarily against the poor -
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Pakistan Floods, Govt. Neglect Charged
By :Shah Meer Baloch The Guardian
17 August 2022
Pakistan floods kill 580 and bring misery to millions Government accused of inaction as downpours leave schools destroyed, homes ruined, crops failing and cholera on the rise  More than 580 people have died and thousands have lost their homes across Pakistan as torrential rains batter the country.   An estimated 1 million have been affected by
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Land Grabs by Global Agro-industrial Firms
By :Tawanda Karombo, NCR online
11 August 2022
HARARE, ZIMBABWE — For all his adult life, Joseph Amoh Ayisi cultivated cassava, cocoa and plantains in the Subensu area of Kwahu district in Ghana`s Eastern Region. The crops he grew are crucial for his survival and that of his community. Cassava is a major staple in West Africa; cocoa is
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Rest in Peace and Power, Khadija Catherine Razavi
By :CENESTA
16 April 2022
With a broken heart and extreme sadness, we have to inform you all that our beloved Chair of the Board, Khadija Catherine Razavi, passed away on Saturday, 16 April 2022. Catherine was an outspoken, strong, and unwavering voice for the non-human environment and an essential advocate for the continuous existence
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Human Rights Related to Habitat (Land, Housing, Population Transfer, Natural Resources) in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara
By :WSUSA and HIC-HLRN
16 March 2022

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Understanding Human Rights ETOs
By :HIC-HLRN
15 January 2022
The new Routledge Handbook on Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations has just been published and it is available in open access here. This new handbook compiles lessons and analysis by world experts on the human rights obligations of states beyond their territorial borders. It is designed to give meaning and
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South Africa: Communities Sue over Extractivism
By :Victoria Schneider, Mongabay
10 December 2021
Indigenous communities in South Africa sue, protest off-shore oil and gas exploration Thousands of South Africans, including Indigenous communities, mobilized in a national protest last Sunday against Shell’s planned seismic survey in search for oil and gas reserves off the country’s eastern Wild Coast – with more protests planned this weekend.   Two
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Occupied West Papua: A Green State Vision
By :Danny Chivers and Raki Ap, New internationalist
04 November 2021
Research shows that when indigenous people have proper control of forests, biodiversity is much better protected. Danny Chivers speaks to Raki Ap about the case for supporting West Papuan statehood.     Unfortunately, West Papua does not have a seat at the table in the UN climate talks currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. That’s because it’s
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CSOs: UN Food Systems Pre-Summit Fails
By :CSM
02 August 2021
Thousands of people gather at counter-mobilization to reiterate “We need food systems that empower people, not companies”   UN Food Systems Pre-Summit falls short on climate, hunger crisis, COVID, and food systems transformation, say counter-mobilization participants, which totalled almost 9,000 people.     ROME—Between 25 and 28 July 2021, some 9,000 people participated in a
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Documents (19)

Document Title

Publication Date

Human Rights Related to Habitat (Land, Housing, Population Transfer, Natural Resources) in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara

16 March 2022

Crowborough letter

25 February 2021

Declarar una moratoria a desalojos en CDMX es una urgencia sanitaria

11 February 2021

Consolider, développer et intégrer l`approche féministe dans HIC Afrique

10 February 2021

Global Farmers Strike - First Wave

01 February 2021

Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism for Sustainable Development

09 February 2020

Integrating the engagement of local governments and stakeholders in UN HABITAT

22 October 2018

ميثاق الحق في المدينة: بيروت الكبرى

17 November 2017

Right to the City Charter in Greater Beirut

17 November 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

Tunisia: Jemna Oasis Land Struggle

13 April 2017

Queer Declaration calling for inclusion in Habitat 3

07 September 2016

Alternativas desde la sociedad civil hacia Hábitat III,

12 August 2016

Livret vert de la Convergence des luttes pour la terre et l`eau

19 March 2016

المنتدى الحضري العالمي السادس: مستقبل المدن

09 July 2012

إعلان توصيات مؤتمر الفلاحين الدولى - إعلان نياليني

27 February 2007

Cities and Homes for All: The Habitat Agenda

30 June 1996

إعلان القدس: مشروع ميثاق حركة حقوق السكن الفلسطينية

29 May 1995

HIC Global Policy Declaration

15 June 1989



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