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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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Urgent Action South Africa: Ayanda Ngila Murdered
By :HIC-HLRN
16 March 2022
HIC-HLRN call for urgent action on the murder of land defender Ayanda Ngila     Housing and Land Rights Network-Habitat International Coalition (HIC-HLRN), with its member organizations across the African continent, the Americas, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, stands in solidarity with those grieving the murder of South African land rights defender
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Maasai Tribe Facing Another Eviction
By :IWGIA & IPRI
26 January 2022
According to reliable information received by Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is currently planning the eviction of the Maasai Indigenous people from a 1,500 km2  area in their ancestral land located in the
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Crowborough letter
By :HIC-HLRN
25 February 2021

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India: Activist Arrested over Pro-farmer ‘Toolkit’
By :Sky News and Shruti Menon, BBC
19 February 2021
These two articles report the arrest of 22-year-old Indian climate activist Disha Ravi, who has been accused of sedition for allegedly authoring a pro-famers toolkit Global Farmers Strike - First Wave. The first article deals with her arrest, while the second provides the context of India’s Sedition Law and its
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UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions
By :HIC-HLRN
21 December 2020
After the standard 60-day embargo on releasing such communications, the 12 October joint letter of seven UN Special Rapporteurs (SRs) to the Israeli government is now public. The SRs on adequate housing, cultural rights, human rights defenders, the rights of indigenous peoples, the human rights of internally displaced persons, minority
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Colombia: Evictions amid the Coronavirus
By :Peoples Dispatch
13 May 2020
Many question the motivation of the city government to evict the community amid the pandemic as they have been occupying the land for the last 20 years. On May 11, Colombian social movements and human rights organizations denounced the arbitrary, violent evictions of families in the Altos de la Estancia neighborhood
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Palestine/Israel: CSOs Urge Prisoners’ Release
By :Civil society organizations
18 April 2020
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Civil Society Calls for Urgent Release of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Prisons     As we mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day this year, Palestinian prisoners and detainees face the additional threat of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Israeli prisons and detention centers. While governments around the world are
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Pakistan: HIC Member Assaulted, Threatened
By :HIC-HLRN
31 October 2019
Human Rights Defender Dr. Khadim Hussain Dahot threatened and physically assaulted     Dr. Khadim Hussain Dahot, human rights defender and director of HIC Member organization has been attacked outside his home in Sindh Province, Pakistan. The mob of unidentified men attacking the defender accused him of inciting sectarian violence and committing blasphemy.   Dr.
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Zim: CSOs Pose Resolving Govt Displacements
By :Tatenda Chitagu, newsday
13 February 2019
The Zimbabwe People’s Land Rights Movement (ZPLRM), a member of the Habitat International Coalition (HIC), has slammed government over planned displacements of thousands of villagers across the country and urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to walk his talk over the irreversibility of the land reform programme.   HIC is an independent international coalition
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Documents (8)

Document Title

Publication Date

Crowborough letter

25 February 2021

Declarar una moratoria a desalojos en CDMX es una urgencia sanitaria

11 February 2021

UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions

21 December 2020

Permanent Mission of Turkey response to UN Special Rapporteurs

20 January 2017

Local Governments and Appointment of Trustees to Municipalities

11 October 2016

Local Governments and Appointment of Trustees to Municipalities

11 October 2016

UN Special Rapporteurs joint communication to Permanent Mission of Turkey

21 September 2016

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

15 October 2015



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