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Copping-out at CoP26
14 November 2021
The 26th Conference of Parties (CoP26) ended in grave disappointment at the state delegations who weakened the needed commitments to save the planet from multiple climate disasters. This CoP, the supreme governing body of international agreements on climate change action, finally took place in Glasgow, Scotland, on 31 October–13 November
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2021 Urban Planning and Housing Symposium
By :Francis Lungu, Zambia Daily Mail
30 October 2021
Government to promote climate-resilient cities   LUSAKA—Government will not tolerate lawlessness in land allocation, but will promote smart and resilient cities to withstand shocks of changing climatic conditions.   Minister of Local Government and Rural Government Gary Nkombo says that disregard for the law with impunity as witnessed in recent years resulted in
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India: Violent Eviction Drive in Assam
By :Niha Masih and Sadiq Naqvi, The Washington Post
17 October 2021
Violent eviction drive in India’s Assam revives tensions over undocumented migrants     DHALPUR, India — Dozens of armed police officers surrounded the grove as tear gas filled the air. A young man wielding a long stick ran toward the officers. Within seconds, he was shot. They then beat him with sticks before
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"Don`t Buy into Cross-border Crime"
By :a coalition of 25 organizations
01 October 2021
672 European financial institutions have financial relationships with 50 companies actively involved in illegal Israeli settlements. A Belgian company, Solvay, is cited. BNP Paribas, for its part, is the largest European creditor of these companies. These are the conclusions of the Don’t buy into occupation report published by a coalition
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227 Land Defenders Murdered in a Year
By :Global Witness
13 September 2021
227 land and environmental activists murdered in a single year, the worst figure on record   As the climate crisis intensifies, violence against defenders of the earth is escalating.     A report released today reveals that 227 land and environmental activists were murdered in 2020 for defending their land and the planet. That constitutes the highest
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India: Forced Eviction in 2020
By :HLRN - India
12 September 2021
Housing and Land Rights Network- India is pleased to announce the launch of a new report – Forced Evictions in India in 2020: A Grave Human Rights Crisis During the Pandemic. The report reveals that during the COVID-19 pandemic, from March 2020 to July 2021, the Indian government demolished,
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Romania: Sign-on to Halt Evictions
07 July 2021
Appeal to the Romanian State Authorities  and International Organizations:  Increased Risk of Eviction in Pata Rât of Cluj-Napoca!   The current situation   More than 10 years have passed since the eviction of 76 Roma families from Coastei Street in Cluj-Napoca and their forced relocation near ​​the city`s waste dump in Pata Rât. The children of
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Special Rapporteurs on adequate housing @ 20
By :OHCHR
22 June 2021
Today, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, presents his report to the UN Human Rights Council: “20 years Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing – Tacking stock – moving forward”   The report (A/HRC/47/43) highlights key achievements and contributions of the mandate since its establishment
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Nakba Day: HIC-HLRN Solidarity with Palestine
15 May 2021
The Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people resisting institutionalize material discrimination and attempted erasure from their land and homes by the State of Israel. We hear their message: “No peace will prevail without justice.”   As we mark Nakba Day, the Israeli
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al-Quds: UNSRs Deplore Brutal Policing, Evictions
By :OHCHR
11 May 2021
East Jerusalem: UN experts deplore brutal police response to protests, urge eviction threats to be lifted  GENEVA UN human rights experts today expressed grave concerns about Israel`s aggressive response to protests in East Jerusalem, and called on Israel, as the occupying power, to immediately lift its threat to evict hundreds of
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Documents (42)

Document Title

Publication Date

Un derecho humano a la tierra

05 August 2021

حق الإنسان في الأرض

18 June 2021

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

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

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

Integrating the engagement of local governments and stakeholders in UN HABITAT

22 October 2018

Carta a la Presidenta de Chile

12 February 2018

Recurso de protección Balmaceda Antofamagasta

12 February 2018

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

Alternativas desde la sociedad civil hacia Hábitat III,

12 August 2016

HIC @ Habitat III

23 June 2016

HLRN-India Launches Habitat III Status Report

05 February 2016

"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

تحويل عالمنا: خطة التنمية المستدامة لعام 2030 A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

Reporte National de México para Hábitat III

20 October 2015

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

أساسيات الموئل الثالث

16 April 2015

Habitat II Evaluation Criteria

03 March 2015

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

19 December 2014

Eviction Impact Assessment in Chilla Khadar Village

12 December 2014

The Right to the City: Jerusalem

26 October 2014

Use of the HLRN “Eviction Impact Assessment” Tool in a Post-disaster Situation: An assessment of the loss of property resulting from floods in Bainsiria Village, Bari Block, Jajpur District, Odisha

14 July 2014

Eviction Impact Assessment in Chilla Khadar Village

12 December 2012

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

30 June 2011

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

08 November 2006

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

30 September 2006

Planned Dispossession: Forced Evictions and the 2010 Commonwealth Games

31 December 2005

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

10 July 2001

A Doutrina da Função Social da Propriedade

01 March 2000

Constructing a New Social Alternative

03 February 1996

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

The situation in the Middle East, A/RES/37/123

14 December 1984

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

01 June 1967



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