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India: Hindus Riot, Muslim Homes, Shops Burnt
By :Quratulain Rehbar, Nikkei News
16 April 2022
India violence leaves trail of burned Muslim homes, shops Islamic scholar complains of properties being `selectively razed`   NEW DELHI—A wave of religious communal violence across India coinciding with a Hindu festival has left at least one person dead, dozens injured, numerous Muslim-owned properties destroyed -- and residents bracing for the possibility of
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HIC-HLRN Statement on Ukraine War
By :HIC-HLRN
19 March 2022
Habitat International Coalition (HIC) and its Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) condemn forced evictions as a gross violation of the human right to adequate housing in every context. In the case of Russian Federation forces’ invasion of the sovereign state of Ukraine, millions of civilians stand as a frontline
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Ukraine Refugees: How Many and Where to?
By :BBC News
05 March 2022
More than one million civilians have fled Ukraine because of the Russian invasion, according to the United Nations (UN).The European Union (EU) says up to four million people may try to leave and that it will welcome refugees with "open arms".Which countries are Ukraine`s refugees fleeing to?Refugees are crossing to
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HIC-HLRN & Partners in CCPR Israel Review
By :HIC-HLRN
28 February 2022
On 28 February 2022, HIC-HLRN joined a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) during its NGO formal briefing on Israel’s fifth periodic review of its performance of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).   The statement, on behalf of Palestinian HIC Member organizations and allies, accompanied
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India: Homeless Die amid Extra-cold Winter
By :Stuti Mishra, The Independent
02 February 2022
Homeless people die in large numbers as northern India suffers coldest January in a decade Rough sleepers in Delhi suffer toxic air, a raging pandemic and scarce access to night shelters during a freezing winter     Last week, when Delhi recorded the coldest day in almost a decade, a homeless man on the streets of the national
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New Report on Apartheid over Palestine
By :Amnesty International
01 February 2022
Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: a cruel system of domination and a crime against humanity   Israeli authorities must be held accountable for committing the crime of apartheid against Palestinians, Amnesty International said today in a damning new report. The investigation details how Israel enforces a system of oppression and domination against the
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Committee on Israel’s Sixth Periodic Review
By :Al-Haq, Addameer, HIC-HLRN, JLAC, CIHRS
31 January 2022

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Pakistan: Slum Dwellers Get Leases
By :The Express Tribune
25 January 2022
HYDERABAD:Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Tuesday the Katchi Abadi dwellers across Sindh would get ownership rights and assured that a drive to protect the slum areas in the province will be launched from next month. Addressing a lease distribution ceremony in Larkana, the PPP chairman said
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India: Thousands Face Eviction Order in Mumbai
By :Devanjana Nag, financial express
20 January 2022
On Monday, occupants of slums, chawls and other illegal structures in Kalwa, Thane and Mumbra were issued notices, which stated that they could endanger railway tracks. Indian Railways is conducting an anti-encroachment drive in Mumbai suburban rail network. As a part of this drive, authorities of Western and Central Railways are
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Canada: Tax the Real Estate Speculators
By :Max Fawcett, National Observer
12 January 2022
Tax the real estate speculators — and make it hurt Opinion: Speculative behaviour in the housing market is causing huge collateral damage, and it’s getting in the way of families’ ability to afford to put a roof over their heads, writes columnist @maxfawcett.     Few publications do rage-inducing real estate clickbait as well
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Documents (125)

Document Title

Publication Date

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

30 November 2022

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

31 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

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

24 October 2021

Conflict, Occupation, War amid Global Cease-fire

18 October 2021

Un derecho humano a la tierra

05 August 2021

حق الإنسان في الأرض

18 June 2021

Joint Input to SR on human rights in occupied Palestine

30 April 2021

Declarar una moratoria a desalojos en CDMX es una urgencia sanitaria

11 February 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

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

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

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

04 October 2020

Recognizing Israel’s Practice of Apartheid and Reconstituting the UN Centre against Apartheid

16 September 2020

Customary Practices That Displace Women from Their Habitats

30 August 2020

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

30 July 2020

Hacia un Mecanismo Institucional para la participación de las Partes Interesadas en la Nueva Gobernanza de ONU Hábitat

12 February 2020

نحو آلية مؤسسية لتشارك أصحاب المصلحة في حوكمة موئل الأمم المتحدة الجديدة

09 February 2020

Toward an Institutional Mechanism for Stakeholder Engagement in the New UN Habitat Governance

09 February 2020

Vers un Mécanisme Institutionnel d’Engagement des parties prenantes dans la Nouvelle Gouvernance d’ONU Habitat

09 February 2020

Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism for Sustainable Development

09 February 2020

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

20 December 2019

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

06 September 2019

The Liberation of Palestine Represents an Alternative Path for Native Nations

06 September 2019

WLH Kampala Workshop Report

14 May 2019

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

17 January 2019

Commission of Inquiry into Post-election Violence

05 December 2018

Integrating the engagement of local governments and stakeholders in UN HABITAT

22 October 2018

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

23 April 2018

العدالة الانتقالية وحقوق الأرض والسكن في اليمن: محافظة تعز نموذجا

28 February 2018

Towards a Peaceful, Fair and Prosperous Future for the People of Rakhine

23 August 2017

Peace Block letter on Sur, Diyarbakır

19 August 2017

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

01 August 2017

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

01 August 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

Gains and Losses of Habitat III

09 July 2017

Permanent Mission of Turkey response to UN Special Rapporteurs

20 January 2017

Fact Sheet on Israeli Housing and Land Rights Violations during 2016

31 December 2016

حصيلة الانتهاكات الإسرائيلية على حقوق الأراض والسكن في المناطق الفلسطينية المحتلة

31 December 2016

Housing for All? Evictions in India, 2015–16

22 December 2016

“We are at breaking point,” Rohingya: Persecuted in Myanmar, Neglected in Bangladesh

19 December 2016

Habitat III Statement

20 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

UN Special Rapporteurs joint communication to Permanent Mission of Turkey

21 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

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

Compilation of Habitat II Commitments

22 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Housing

21 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

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

28 June 2016

HIC @ Habitat III

23 June 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

The Global Crisis of Displacement and Evictions: A Housing and Land Rights Response

14 January 2016

"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

Security of Tenure through the Habitat Agenda, 1976–2016

16 November 2015

Nothing about Us, without Us, Is for Us!

26 October 2015

منهجية لتقارير قطرية للموئل الثالث (مدمجة)

21 September 2015

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

27 August 2015

Le_Messager_14_08_2015

14 August 2015

“The role of local government in the promotion and protection of human rights,” 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

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

15 June 2015

Counting the Cost of Forced Eviction: Muthurwa Estates

11 May 2015

Principios Básicos de Habitat III

16 April 2015

أساسيات الموئل الثالث

16 April 2015

Habitat II Evaluation Criteria

03 March 2015

Vienna, Menschenrechte in der Stadt: Eine Stadt für Alle

19 December 2014

Vienna, “Menschenrechte in der Stadt: Eine Stadt für Alle (English version)

19 December 2014

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

15 November 2014

The Right to the City: Jerusalem

26 October 2014

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

15 June 2014

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

29 May 2012

Gwangju Human Rights Charter (Korean Language)

21 May 2012

Gwangju Human Rights Charter (English version)

21 May 2012

Prequantification Analysis Summary: Muthalath Maspero, Cairo

11 February 2012

Violence in Lathor Village, Balangir District

24 January 2012

Sanctuary in the city_ Urban displacement and vulnerability in Damascus A desk study

15 December 2011

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

30 June 2011

Systematic Housing and Land Rights Violations against Syrian Kurds

17 March 2011

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

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

24 March 2009

Urban policies and the right to the city: Rights Responsibilities and Citizenship

16 March 2009

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

01 October 2008

Planned Dispossession: Forced Evictions and the 2010 Commonwealth Games

31 December 2005

Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (Arabic version)

20 June 2005

Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (English version)

20 June 2005

Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (French version)

20 June 2005

تقرير المقرر الخاص المعني بالسكن اللائق بوصفع عنصراً من عناصر الحق في مستوى معيشي لائق، السيد ميلون كوتهاري، في زيارته إلى الأراضي الفلسطينية المحتلة، زيارة الأرض الفلسطينية المحتلة، E / CN.4 / 2003/5 / ADD.1

17 June 2002

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Mr. Miloon Kothari, on his visit to the occupied Palestinian territories, E/CN.4/2003/5/Add.1

17 June 2002

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

"Back to the Future," statement before the General Assembly Special Session Habitat II+5 Review

07 April 2001

European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City

18 May 2000

Cities and Homes for All: The Habitat Agenda

30 June 1996

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

NGO Treaty on Urbanisation. Towards Just Democratic and Sustainable Cities, Towns and Villages

16 June 1992

Claire Palley, "Population Transfer and International Law"

12 January 1992

Comité des droits économiques, sociales et culturelles, "Le droit à un logement suffisant," Observation générale no 4

13 December 1991

Health principles of housing

30 June 1989

Realization of the right to adequate housing, E/CN.4/RES/1988/24

07 March 1988

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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