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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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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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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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How to consider climate change-related cases in the VDB
By :HIC-HLRN
07 September 2022

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Bengaluru Flood “tyranny of small decisions”
By :Aishwarya Iyer, Scroll.in
06 September 2022
‘Bengaluru’s flood devastation is the tyranny of small decisions’: Water expert Vishwanath S The waterlogging has not been caused by the heavy rain but by bad planning, he says.     On Tuesday morning, Gaurav Munjal, the chief executive officer of education-technology firm Unacademy tweeted a video of his family and pet dog leaving their Bengaluru
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Proposal for a UN Habitat Stakeholder-engagement Mechanism
By :HIC-HLRN
01 September 2022

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Pakistan: Mixed Mitigation Governance Record
27 August 2022
Not all local governments have prepared for, or responded to monsoon flooding equally. After the devastating 2010 floods, authorities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have taken some measures to alleviate the affects of current floods, but not all local spheres of government have performed as well. Corruption, poor planning and disregard for building
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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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Palestine: Solidarity with Masafar Yatta
By :Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)
07 June 2022
ditor’s note: This article is an example of practical solidarity with a community of the Palestinian people facing continuous ethnic cleansing by Israeli forces. While it’s author refers to, and bears the name “boycott,” that organized measure is a matter of personal consumer choice. Neither HIC nor HLRN has taken
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Documents (174)

Document Title

Publication Date

Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons: Implementing the Pinheiro Principles in the Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced PersonsMiddle East and North Africa

30 November 2022

How to consider climate change-related cases in the VDB

07 September 2022

Comment aborder les cas liés au changement climatique dans la Banque de Données des Violations (BDV)

07 September 2022

Proposal for a UN Habitat Stakeholder-engagement Mechanism

01 September 2022

Africities9 CSO statement on women`s political leadership

20 May 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

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

31 January 2022

Joint Parallel Report to CEDaW

20 January 2022

Joint Parallel Report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

20 January 2022

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

07 January 2022

New Book: Counting on Land Justice in Yemen

24 October 2021

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

حق الإنسان في الأرض

18 June 2021

Deconstructing Israel`s Housing and Land Apartheid

31 May 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

Consolidating, Developing and Mainstreaming the Feminist Approach in HIC Africa

10 February 2021

How Israeli Apartheid Affects the Syrian Golan

28 January 2021

UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions

21 December 2020

تقرير جديد: الأرض وسط الجائحة

11 December 2020

Violation du droit de logement et de l´habitat en Haïti durant la pandémie de COVID-19

05 October 2020

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

05 October 2020

الهدم الذاتي لمساكن الفلسطينيين في القدس: جريمة احتلالية مضاعفة بحق الإنسانية

04 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

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

30 July 2020

Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism for Sustainable Development

09 February 2020

Israel’s Implementation of Covenant Rights and Obligations Related to Habitat

06 September 2019

Human Rights Obligations of Local Governments and Local Authorities

31 August 2019

Toward a New Stakeholder Compact for the New Urban Agenda

30 May 2019

Al-Haq International Law Summer School 2019!

30 April 2019

Israel’s Implementation of Covenant Rights and Obligations Related to Habitat

17 January 2019

Integrating the engagement of local governments and stakeholders in UN HABITAT

22 October 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

Dubai Declaration on Land Governance in the Arab States

26 February 2018

ميثاق الحق في المدينة: بيروت الكبرى

17 November 2017

Right to the City Charter in Greater Beirut

17 November 2017

Land Forum VI program

25 October 2017

برنامج منتدى الأرض لشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

25 October 2017

Boston Tenants Fighting Displacement

02 September 2017

SDG 6

18 July 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

“Spotlight” on UN High-Level Forum, SDGs

10 July 2017

Gains and Losses of Habitat III

09 July 2017

دور البلديات: الصلاحيات القانونية والممارسات

15 June 2017

تحديات الإقامة الكريمة في ظل ممارسات البلديات

15 June 2017

مناقشة الإطار الهيكلي لميثاق مدينة بيروت الكبرى

15 June 2017

تقرير ورشة العمل الثالثة حول ميثاق الحق في المدينة: بيروت

15 June 2017

الإطار الحقوقي لمبادرة الحق في المدينة

14 June 2017

Right to the city: the human rights framework

14 June 2017

Right to the city: the human rights framework

14 June 2017

Right to the city: Concepts & local level application

14 June 2017

Right to the city: Concepts & local level application

14 June 2017

Right to the city: practical application in other cities

14 June 2017

Local Government Role: legal mandate & practices

14 June 2017

Review & discussion on the initial draft of Beirut City Charter

14 June 2017

Right to the City: Third workshop Report

14 June 2017

Adequate Residency challenges and local government practices

14 June 2017

Report of fourth “Sanctuary in the City: Beirut” Workshop Beirut

24 May 2017

Report of fourth “Sanctuary in the City: Beirut” Workshop Beirut May 2017

05 May 2017

تقرير دراسة جبر الضرر في الأراضي اليمنية المنهوبة

28 February 2017

المياه في المنطقة العربية ... من الملك العام للخصخصة

23 January 2017

حصيلة الانتهاكات الإسرائيلية على حقوق الأراض والسكن في المناطق الفلسطينية المحتلة

31 December 2016

Fact Sheet on Israeli Housing and Land Rights Violations during 2016

31 December 2016

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

Draft outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), A/CONF.226/4

29 September 2016

Final draft "New Urban Agenda" of 10 September 2016

10 September 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

Eviction Impact Assessment Tool

27 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

Habitat II Commitments on Governance

21 July 2016

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

19 July 2016

HIC response to Habitat III revised zero draft

28 June 2016

Commentarios de la HIC sobre el borrador cero revisado del Habitat III

28 June 2016

Statement of the Brazilian Civil Society on the New Urban Agenda

31 May 2016

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

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

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

31 January 2016

تقرير الوضع العا لمحافظة تعز ديسمبر 2015

19 January 2016

"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

Transformer notre monde : le Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030, A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

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

21 October 2015

Reporte National de México para Hábitat III

20 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

Stakeholder Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Sudan

21 September 2015

The private modes of water capture in Lebanon

01 September 2015

Le_Messager_14_08_2015

14 August 2015

Habitat II Baby, Habitat III Bathwater

10 August 2015

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

07 August 2015

Rôle des administrations locales dans la promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme, A/HRC/30/49

07 August 2015

Papel de la administración local en la promoción y protección de los derechos humanos, A/HRC/30/49

07 August 2015

دور الحكومة المحلية في تعزيز وحماية حقوق الإنسان - التقرير النهائي للجنة الاستشارية لمجلس حقوق الإنسان، 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

Herramienta para los Informes Nacionales Paralelos de Hábitat III

03 August 2015

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

National Habitat III Parallel-reporting Tool

20 July 2015

Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations of Local Government

20 July 2015

Human Rights Obligations of Local Government

20 July 2015

HIC Comments to the HRC-AC Local government and human rights draft report

15 June 2015

أساسيات الموئل الثالث

16 April 2015

Global Taskforce Inputs for Habitat III PrepCom 2

13 April 2015

Habitat II Evaluation Criteria

03 March 2015

Right Where You Live: A Glossary of Right-to-the-city Terms

01 January 2015

HIC response to HRC-AC Local government and human rights questionnaire

15 November 2014

The Right to the City: Cairo

03 November 2014

The Right to the City: Jerusalem

26 October 2014

المبادئ الخاصة بإستثمات الارشيدة في الزراعة واانظم الغذئية

18 October 2014

Stakeholder Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Kingdom of Spain

15 June 2014

Gwangju Guiding Principles for a Human Rights City

17 May 2014

Concept Paper for a FAO Inventory of Legal Norms Applied to Protracted Crises

12 August 2013

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

11 July 2013

Prequantification Analysis Summary: Muthalath Maspero, Cairo

11 February 2012

Violence in Lathor Village, Balangir District

24 January 2012

The Cruel Side of Delhi`s Beautification: Illegal Demolition in Baljeet Nagar

30 June 2011

Gwangju Declaration on Human Right City

17 May 2011

Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City

01 July 2010

السكن في مصر بين العشوائية والتحضر الرث

22 May 2010

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

“De Vancouver 1976 a Vancouver 2006: Una revisión critica desde la perspectiva no gubernamental”

01 October 2008

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

15 June 2008

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

Social Production of Housing in Mexico: Its National Importance and Its Economic Impact on Poor Households

30 September 2006

“Tierra y Liberdad: The Social Function Doctrine and Land Reform in Latin America,” Tulane Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 19

15 June 2006

Planned Dispossession: Forced Evictions and the 2010 Commonwealth Games

31 December 2005

Charter for Women`s Right to the City

01 September 2004

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

House demolitions in `Isawiya neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem

14 February 2002

تدمير المنازل في قريةالعيسوية بالقدس المحتلة

14 February 2002

In Quest of Bhabrekar Nagar

31 December 2001

A Função Social da Propriedade

01 November 2001

قانون المدينة: مفاهيم ووسائل جديدة (برازيل)

10 September 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

Assessing the gains and losses of Istanbul+5

24 June 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

European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City

18 May 2000

A Doutrina da Função Social da Propriedade

01 March 2000

Gender and the Habitat Agenda: Engendering Our Human Settlements

01 April 1999

“Women’s access, control and tenure of land, property and settlement”

25 July 1998

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

La Déclaration d`Istanbul sur les etablissements humains et le Programme pour l`habitat, A/CONF.65/14

14 June 1996

إعلان استمبول وجدول أعمال المستوطنات البشرية

14 April 1996

Constructing a New Social Alternative

03 February 1996

إعلان القدس: مشروع ميثاق حركة حقوق السكن الفلسطينية

29 May 1995

European Charter for Women in the City

01 March 1994

HIC Global Policy Declaration

15 June 1989

Declaración de Vancouver

11 June 1976

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

01 June 1967



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