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When Housing Rights Violations Constitute International Crime: Applicable Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
By :Joseph Schechla (compilation)
06 May 2022

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Bibliography on Israeli Apartheid
By :HIC-HLRN
26 April 2022

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Palestine: Day of the Land and Its People
By :HIC-HLRN
30 March 2022
Statement of Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition commemorating Palestine’s national Land Day, 2022GENEVA and CAIRO, 30 March 2022—On this occasion of Palestine’s 46th Land Day and fourth anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza, we are reminded of the underlying root causes of crimes
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Green-transition Discourse in MENA
By :Joseph Schechla
24 March 2022
The economic slowdown associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and other simultaneous crises has done little to slow the climate crisis. Preliminary data show global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) increased in 2020 while the global average temperature in 2020 was about 1.2°C above pre-industrial level, dangerously close to the 1.5°C limit
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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 Crisis: Denying Shelter by `Race`
By :Middle East Monitor
03 March 2022
UN slams double standards by West towards refugees   The spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Shabia Mantoo, has criticised the double standards applied by some Western countries against refugees.   In a press statement on Tuesday, Mantoo explained that open racist statements by some Western politicians and journalists have caused
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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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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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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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Documents (120)

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

When Housing Rights Violations Constitute International Crime: Applicable Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

06 May 2022

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

31 January 2022

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

Land, Women and Socio-Economic Development in the Arab Region: A Literature Review

18 April 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

Bibliography on Israeli Apartheid

28 January 2021

تقرير جديد: الأرض وسط الجائحة

11 December 2020

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

05 October 2020

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

16 September 2020

Tools to Remedy Israeli Apartheid: Reconstituting the UN Special Committee against Apartheid and the UN Centre against Apartheid

01 September 2020

Sudan’s Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan’s Wealth, and How to Respond

13 July 2020

Palestine/ZA: Sharpeville 60 Years on, Apartheid Continues

22 March 2020

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

12 February 2020

Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism for Sustainable Development

09 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

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

06 September 2019

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

17 January 2019

Nuremberg judgments

10 December 2018

ICTY judgments

10 December 2018

Joint Submission to the UPR of Yemen

22 November 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

إعلان دبي بشأن حوكمة الأراضي في الدول العربية

26 February 2018

ميثاق الحق في المدينة: بيروت الكبرى

17 November 2017

Right to the City Charter in Greater Beirut

17 November 2017

التقرير النهائي للدورة السادسة لمنتدى الأرض لإقليم الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

30 October 2017

Land Forum VI program

25 October 2017

برنامج منتدى الأرض لشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

25 October 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

أبعاد حقوق الإنسان التي ينطوي عليها نقل السكان، بما في ذلك توطين المستوطنين، E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/18

30 June 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

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: 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

The Right to Adequate Food Seminar: Promoting accountability of food security actions to the people most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition

24 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

ملاحظات تمهيدية، الملجأ في المدينة، بيروت

21 December 2016

الحكومات المحلية والمجتمعات المستضيفة تجاه أزمة اللاجئين، الملجأ في المدينة، بيروت

21 December 2016

نماذج عملية للحق في المدينة، الملجأ في المدينة، بيروت

21 December 2016

The Right to the City: Concepts & Principles of Human rights (Arabic)

20 December 2016

The Right to the City: History & Experiences (Arabic)

20 December 2016

The Role of Municipalities and Local Practices (Arabic)

20 December 2016

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

19 December 2016

Habitat III Statement

20 October 2016

Draft "New Urban Agenda" of 28 July 2016

28 July 2016

Compilation of Habitat II Commitments

22 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Displaced, Migrants and Refugees

21 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Safety and Security

21 July 2016

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

19 July 2016

HIC @ Habitat III

23 June 2016

The Role of Local Government in Addressing the Impact of Syrian Refugees: Jordan Case Study

03 June 2016

Sanctuary in the City: Beirut

01 June 2016

Growing Stress on Jordan by Council on Foreign Relations

17 March 2016

تقرير الوضع العا لمحافظة تعز ديسمبر 2015

19 January 2016

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

14 January 2016

اتفاق باريس، FCCC/CP/2015/L.9/Rev.1

12 December 2015

تحويل عالمنا: خطة التنمية المستدامة لعام ٢٠٣٠، A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

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

21 October 2015

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

21 October 2015

Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises

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

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

البيان الختامي من المؤتمر الثاني للحق الفلسطيني في الأرض والسكن: عيش بكرامة...وحق بالوجود

28 May 2015

"Toward a Global Alliance of Human Rights Cities for All II," Gwangju

17 May 2015

المجموعة الكاملة لتعليقات آلية المجتمع المدني على إطار عمل لجنة الأمن الغذائي العالمي

24 April 2015

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Turkey, A/HRC/29/15

13 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

“Self- Determination, Statehood, and the Refugee Question under International Law in Namibia, Palestine, Western Sahara, and Tibet”

01 September 2014

Susan M. Akram, “Self- Determination, Statehood, and the Refugee Question under International Law in Namibia, Palestine, Western Sahara, and Tibet”

01 September 2014

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

12 August 2013

World Social Forum – Tunisia

04 July 2012

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

15 December 2011

العراق: قانون هيئة دعاوي الملكية

09 March 2010

Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement, A/HRC/4/18

26 August 2007

Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement, A/HRC/4/18

05 February 2007

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

05 February 2007

Principios básicos y directrices sobre los desalojos y el desplazamiento generados por el desarrollo, A/HRC/4/18

05 February 2007

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

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

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

Institutionalized Discrimination against Palestinians in Lebanon

01 March 2004

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

الإعلان العربي عن التنمية المستدامة

24 October 2001

Arab Declaration on Sustainable Development

24 October 2001

إعلان بشأن المدن والمستوطنات البشرية الأخرى في الألفية الجديدة، دإ-25/

09 June 2001

The Addis Ababa Document on Refugees and Forced Population Displacements in Africa

10 September 1994

وثيقة أديس أبابا بشأن اللاجئين والتشريد القسري للسكان في أفريقيا

10 September 1994

أبعاد حقوق الإنسان اللتي يحتوي عليها نقل السكان، بما في ذلك توطين المستوطنين" تقرير مرحلي أعده السيد عون شوكت الخصاونة، المقرر الخاص، E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/18

30 June 1994

The human rights dimensions of population transfer, including the implantation of settlers, E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/17

06 July 1993

The human rights dimensions of population transfer, including the implantation of settlers, E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/17

06 July 1993

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

16 June 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

“Legal Problems Concerning the Juridical Status and Political Activities of the Zionist Organization / Jewish Agency: A Study in International and United States Law,” William and Mary Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1

31 December 1967

The Zionist-Israel Juridical Claims to Constitute “the Jewish People” Nationality and to Confer Membership in It: Appraisal in Public International Law

01 January 1964

الاتفاقية الخاصة بوضع اللاجئين

28 July 1951



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