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CoP27: Climate Justice amid Loss and Damage
By :Joseph Schechla
20 November 2022
The recent CoP27 decision to establish a loss-and-damage is a monumental gain toward survival of the communities most-vulnerable to climate change and its effects. However, this hopeful statement comes with several caveats: Perhaps primary among them is the condition thar the fund be properly funded. In addition, it must satisfy
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Webinar: Major outcomes of CoP27
By :ANND
13 November 2022
Webinar: Major outcomes of CoP27 negotiations on Resilience and Adaptation   Moderator: Diam Bou Diab, Senior Program and Research Officer at ANND   Speakers: Sarine Karajerjian, Program Director at Arab Reform Initiative Joseph Schechla, Coordinator of the Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network   Monday, 14 November 2022 at 15:00 PM (Sharm el-Sheikh time) English/Arabic interpretation available   Please click here to register
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CoP27, Day 1: Loss & Damage on the Agenda
By :Enterprise
07 November 2022
CoP27, Day 1: Loss and damage funding introduced as an agenda item   Yeb Saño, Greenpeace’s CoP27 head of delegation, says: “It is a significant moment that loss and damage finance has been agreed as an agenda item for the first time since the most vulnerable countries raised the clarion call decades
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Emissions Gap Report 2022
By :Damian Carrington, The Guardian
27 October 2022
Climate crisis: UN finds ‘no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place’ Failure to cut carbon emissions means ‘rapid transformation of societies’ is only option to limit impacts, report says     There is “no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place”, the UN’s environment agency has said, and the failure to reduce carbon emissions means
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Rebuilding Ukraine; A "challenge for generations"
By :Lauren Chadwick, euronews
25 October 2022
Rebuilding Ukraine will be a `challenge for generations`, says German chancellor  Ukraine`s reconstruction will be a "challenge for generations" that needs to begin now, the German chancellor said at a conference on rebuilding the war-torn country.   Olaf Scholz was co-hosting an expert conference on Ukraine`s recovery with the European Commission as part
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UN Commission of Inquiry on Palestine/Israel Report
By :OHCHR
20 October 2022
United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel calls on UN General Assembly to request that the International Court of Justice urgently advise on the legal consequences of such actions     New York—There are reasonable grounds to conclude that the Israeli occupation of
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UN 2023 Water Conference Preparatory Meeting
By :UN
17 October 2022
The Preparatory Meeting to the UN 2023 Water Conference, will be held on the 25 October 2022 at the UN HQ, in New York. The aim is to finalize the themes of the interactive dialogues and other outstanding organizational matters of the UN 2023 Water Conference. Details are available here,
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‘Loss and Damage’ Debate to Dominate CoP27
By :Camilla Hodgson, Financial Times
10 October 2022
‘Loss and damage’ debate set to dominate the COP27 agenda countries are stepping up demands for compensation ahead of the UN conference in Egypt     World leaders attending next month’s UN climate summit are gearing up for a renewed battle over how much financial support rich countries provide to developing nations,
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How to consider climate change-related cases in the VDB
By :HIC-HLRN
07 September 2022

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Proposal for a UN Habitat Stakeholder-engagement Mechanism
By :HIC-HLRN
01 September 2022

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Documents (150)

Document Title

Publication Date

How to consider climate change-related cases in the VDB

07 September 2022

Proposal for a UN Habitat Stakeholder-engagement Mechanism

01 September 2022

Africities9 CSO statement on forced eviction

20 May 2022

Africities9 CSO statement on affordable housing

20 May 2022

Africities9 CSO statement on social justice

20 May 2022

تحديات التحوّل أخضر في السودان

23 April 2022

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

16 March 2022

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Committee on Israel’s Sixth Periodic Review

31 January 2022

Joint Parallel Report to CEDaW

20 January 2022

Entrenching and Maintaining an Apartheid Regime over the Palestinian People as a Whole

07 January 2022

Counting on Justice: A Reckoning of Land Rights Violations and Their Consequences toward Reparations for Victims in Yemen

24 October 2021

Ndola Rural Research Study, 2021

30 August 2021

Deconstructing Israel`s Housing and Land Apartheid

31 May 2021

Crowborough letter

25 February 2021

Declarar una moratoria a desalojos en CDMX es una urgencia sanitaria

11 February 2021

Global Farmers Strike - First Wave

01 February 2021

How Israeli Apartheid Affects the Syrian Golan

28 January 2021

التعويل على العدالة: ضحايا انتهاكات الأرض ودعم مشروع العدالة الانتقالية لجبر الضرر في اليمن

28 January 2021

Counting on Justice: A Reckoning of Land Rights Violations and Their Consequences toward Reparations for Victims in Yemen

28 January 2021

UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions

21 December 2020

UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions

21 December 2020

تقرير جديد: الأرض وسط الجائحة

11 December 2020

Violaciones en el Perú sobre los derechos a la vivienda y a la tierra durante la pandemia

05 October 2020

جائحة من الانتهاكات الإخلاء القسري، وغيره من انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان المرتبطة بالموئل وسط جائحة كوفيد-19

05 October 2020

Input to HIC-HLRN World Habitat Day Report 2020

25 September 2020

Incidents of infrastructure development that displace people: Baseline assessment of women’s wealth, wellbeing and habitat including potential losses

30 July 2020

The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Housing Rights

20 July 2020

Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism for Sustainable Development

09 February 2020

Statement on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the Situation in Palestine, and seeking a ruling on the scope of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction

20 December 2019

بيان بشأن اختتام الدراسة الأوّلية للحالة في فلسطين، واستصدار قرار بشأن نطاق الاختصاص الإقليمي للمحكمة

20 December 2019

Land Inequality Framing Document

30 October 2019

Human Rights Obligations of Local Governments and Local Authorities

31 August 2019

Revue Nationale Volontaire sur les Objectifs de Développement Durable en Mauritanie

13 July 2019

HIC Open Letter to UN Leadership

21 June 2019

Toward a New Stakeholder Compact for the New Urban Agenda

30 May 2019

WLH Kampala Workshop Report

14 May 2019

HC Michelle Bachelet to Human Rights Treaty Body chairpersons

30 April 2019

Commission of Inquiry into Post-election Violence

05 December 2018

HIC’s role in the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty: Representing the Urban Constituency

02 July 2018

New York City SDG-reporting press release

01 May 2018

SDG Land Indicators presentation

27 April 2018

SDG Messages from Arab CSOs

24 April 2018

الحق في المدينة في بيروت الكبرى: تقييم السياق في ضوء أزمة اللاجئين والنازحين

23 April 2018

برنامج منتدى الأرض لشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

25 October 2017

Peace Block letter on Sur, Diyarbakır

19 August 2017

The Walled City of Diyarbakır: Conflict, Dispossession and Destruction Damage Assessment Report

01 August 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

“Spotlight” on UN High-Level Forum, SDGs

10 July 2017

Budha Ismail Jam et al. v, IFC judgment

27 June 2017

تقرير المقرر الخاص المعني بمسألة الفقر المدقع وحقوق الإنساان عن زيارته إلى المملكة العربية السعودية، A/HRC/35/26/Add.3

28 April 2017

NAHT recommendations for the FY 2018 CPC Peoples Budget

20 February 2017

Housing for All? Evictions in India, 2015–16

22 December 2016

Habitat III Statement

20 October 2016

Local Governments and Appointment of Trustees to Municipalities

11 October 2016

Local Governments and Appointment of Trustees to Municipalities

11 October 2016

Final draft "New Urban Agenda" of 10 September 2016

10 September 2016

Introduction to Loss Matrix/EvIA Tool

28 August 2016

Herramienta para la evaluation de impacto de desalojos

28 August 2016

Matrice de Pertes/Outil pour l`évaluation des impacts de l`expulsion

28 August 2016

Alternativas desde la sociedad civil hacia Hábitat III,

12 August 2016

Draft "New Urban Agenda" of 28 July 2016

28 July 2016

A Tool for Evaluative Habitat III Reporting: Responding to the Need for Implementation Reports

24 July 2016

Restoring Human Rights and Habitat to the Habitat III Process and New Habitat Agenda

19 July 2016

Statement by the Quartet Principals on the Release of the Quartet Report

01 July 2016

HIC response to Habitat III revised zero draft

28 June 2016

Sanctuary in the City: Beirut

01 June 2016

تعاون منظمات المجتمع المدني في مجال الغذاء والتغذية والزراعة، لإقليمالشرق الأدنى / شمال أفريقيا 2018-2016

09 April 2016

Livret vert de la Convergence

19 March 2016

General recommendation No. 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women

07 March 2016

HLRN-India Launches Habitat III Status Report

05 February 2016

Making social regulation of real estate markets an issue at Habitat III

02 February 2016

Comentarios de HIC a los Documentos Marco sobre Políticas de Hábitat III (resumen)

31 January 2016

اتفاق باريس، FCCC/CP/2015/L.9/Rev.1

12 December 2015

"Building Climate-resilient Societies," HIC statement to COP21

04 December 2015

"Key Issues and Recommendations," Housing in the City We Need UTC

18 November 2015

Application des décisions prises par la Conférence des Nations Unies sur les établissements humains (Habitat II) et renforcement du Programme des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains (ONU-Hab

17 November 2015

Security of Tenure through the Habitat Agenda, 1976–2016

16 November 2015

Nothing about Us, without Us, Is for Us!

26 October 2015

Transformar nuestro mundo: la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible, A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

Cadre d’action pour la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition lors des crises prolongées (CSA-CDA)

15 October 2015

Marco de Acción para la Seguridad Alimentaria y la Nutrición durante Crisis Prolongadas (marco de acción del CSA)

15 October 2015

إطار العمل بشأن الأمن الغذائي والتغذية في الأزمات الممتدة

15 October 2015

منهجية لتقارير قطرية للموئل الثالث (مدمجة)

21 September 2015

The private modes of water capture in Lebanon

01 September 2015

Private interest closing social space? A critical analysis of Lebanon`s real-estate sector

01 September 2015

Transforming the historical link between agricultural policy and inequality in Lebanon

01 September 2015

HIC-HLRN and A.S.I.A. Report on Italy

27 August 2015

“The role of local government in the promotion and protection of human rights,” A/HRC/30/49

07 August 2015

تقرير المقرر الخاص بالسكن اللائق كعنصر من عناصر الحق في مستوى معيشي مناسب وبالحق في عدم التمييز في هذا السياق، A/70/270

04 August 2015

Rapport de la Rapporteuse spéciale sur le logement convenable en tant qu’élément du droit à un niveau

04 August 2015

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context, A/70/270

04 August 2015

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

Human Rights Obligations of Local Government

20 July 2015

أساسيات الموئل الثالث

16 April 2015

Habitat II Evaluation Criteria

03 March 2015

The Right to the City: Jerusalem

26 October 2014

المبادئ الخاصة بإستثمات الارشيدة في الزراعة واانظم الغذئية

18 October 2014

حول خطة لمقاربة الموازنة العامة للدولة

06 September 2013

الدليل الإرشادي لأعمال الموازنة للمنظمات غير الحكومية

06 September 2013

ACIJ دراسات الحالة

06 September 2013

دراسة حالة سمارتان

06 September 2013

ETOs and Situations of Conflict, Occupation and War: Applying the Maastricht Principles

11 July 2013

ETOs and Transnational Corruption

11 July 2013

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context, Raquel Rolnik, Mission to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, A/HRC/22/4

24 December 2012

Promotion of Human Rights of the Urban Poor: Strategies and Best Practices, A/HRC/AC/9/3

29 May 2012

Prequantification Analysis Summary: Muthalath Maspero, Cairo

11 February 2012

Violence in Lathor Village, Balangir District

24 January 2012

Gwangju Declaration on Human Right City

17 May 2011

Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa

01 September 2010

Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City

01 July 2010

السكن في مصر بين العشوائية والتحضر الرث

22 May 2010

العراق: قانون هيئة دعاوي الملكية

09 March 2010

Law on compensating people affected by War Operations, Military accidental errors, and Terrorist Actions, Number 20 (2009)

28 December 2009

مبادئ توجيهيـة بشأن الوثائق المتعلقة بمعاهدة محددة التي ينبغي أن تقدمها الدول الأطراف

24 March 2009

Guidelines on Treaty-Specific Documents to be Submitted by States Parties, E/C.12/2008/2

24 March 2009

دراسة برلمانية تحليلية حول موضوع: التنمية الإسكانية المستدامة

14 October 2008

Water as a Human Right for the Middle East and North Africa

15 June 2008

Report on Indicators for Monitoring Compliance with International Human Rights Instruments, HRI/MC/2008/3

06 June 2008

Principios Básicos y Directrices sobre los Desalojos y el Desplazamiento Generados por el Desarrollo, A/HRC/4/18

26 August 2007

Principes de base et directives sur les expulsions forcées et les déplacements liés au développement, A/HRC/4/18

26 August 2007

إعلان توصيات مؤتمر الفلاحين الدولى - إعلان نياليني

27 February 2007

Namibia: amendments to draft resolution A/C.3/61/L.18/Rev.1 concerning Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

21 November 2006

Enrique Ortiz Flores, "Hacia una Carta Mundial por el Derecho a la Ciudad"

08 November 2006

Report on Indicators for Monitoring Compliance with International Human Rights Instruments, HRI/MC/2006/7

11 May 2006

"Land, Territory and Dignity" Forum Declaration

09 March 2006

Principios sobre la restitución de las viviendas y el patrimonio de los refugiados y las personas desplazadas, E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/17

28 June 2005

Housing and property restitution in the context of the return of refugees and internally displaced persons, E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/17

28 June 2005

رد المساكن والممتلكات في سياق عودة اللاجئين والمشردين داخلياً "المبادئ المتعلقة برد المساكن والممتلكات إلى اللاجئين والمشردين، E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/17

28 June 2005

Principes concernant la restitution des logements et des biens dans le cadre du retour des réfugiés et autres personnes déplacées, E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/17

28 June 2005

Rebuilding from the Ruins, Listening to the Voices from Gujarat and Restoring People`s Rights to Housing, Livelihood and Life, A Report on Ethnic Conflict in Gujarat, India

30 January 2003

In Quest of Bhabrekar Nagar

31 December 2001

Arab Declaration on Sustainable Development

24 October 2001

قانون المدينة: مفاهيم ووسائل جديدة (برازيل)

10 September 2001

قانون المدينة: مفاهيم ووسائل جديدة (برازيل)

10 September 2001

Statute of the City (law No. 10257) general guidelines for urban policy and other measures

21 July 2001

Statut de la ville (Loi n° 10257) les directives générales de la politique urbaine 

10 July 2001

El Estatuto da la Ciudad (Lei nº 10.257/01) las directrices generales de la política urb

10 July 2001

Declaración sobre las ciudades y otros asentamientos humanos en el nuevo milenio, S-25/2

11 June 2001

Declaración sobre las ciudades y otros asentamientos humanos en el nuevo milenio, S-25/2

09 June 2001

The Investment Encouragement Act 1999 (Amended 2007)

22 July 1999

Gender and the Habitat Agenda: Engendering Our Human Settlements

01 April 1999

Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements and the Habitat Agenda, A/CONF.165/14

14 June 1996

Declaración de Estambul sobre los Asentamientos Humanos y Programa de Hábitat, A/CONF.65/14

14 June 1996

إعلان استمبول وجدول أعمال المستوطنات البشرية

14 April 1996

إعلان القدس: مشروع ميثاق حركة حقوق السكن الفلسطينية

29 May 1995

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa.

14 October 1994

Henri Lefebvre, “Le droit à la ville,” L`Homme et la société, Vol. 6, No. 1 (1967)

01 June 1967

Jewish National Fund, Memorandum of Association

23 December 1956



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