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Green Policies for Durban, but a Key Piece is Missing
By :Richard Meissner, The Conversation
21 April 2022
Green policies are in place for South Africa’s major port city: but a key piece is missing     The floods of April 2022 in the South African city of Durban (eThekwini municipality) placed the spotlight on the management of urban areas and their vulnerability to natural disasters. That homes had been built close to rivers
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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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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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USA: Most COVID Aid for Low-income Renters
By :Michael Casey and Fatima Hussein, Associated Press
25 February 2022
Treasury: Most COVID rental aid went to low-income residents     WASHINGTON—More than 80% of the billions of dollars in federal rental assistance aimed at keeping families in their homes during the pandemic went to low-income tenants, the Treasury Department said.   It also concluded Thursday that the largest percentage of tenants receiving pandemic aid
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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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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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Spain: Tenants Declare War on US Speculators
By :Jason Lalljee, Insider
23 November 2021
Spanish renters are declaring `war` on the American investors that bought up all the apartments in their neighborhoods   US private-equity firms that own property in Spain have been evicting residents during the pandemic, the NYT reports. Tenants and housing activists have declared "war," protesting evictions by squatting in apartments. They argue that the
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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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“Climate Justice IS a Human Right”
By :HIC President Adriana Allen
04 October 2021
The following is the statement by HIC President Adriana Allen on the occasion of World Habitat Day, 4 October 2021.     Back in 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted for the first time a resolution (Resolution 7/231) that explicitly recognised the implications of climate change for the fulfilment of human
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Documents (95)

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

Un derecho humano a la tierra

05 August 2021

حق الإنسان في الأرض

18 June 2021

Crowborough letter

25 February 2021

Declarar una moratoria a desalojos en CDMX es una urgencia sanitaria

11 February 2021

Global Farmers Strike - First Wave

01 February 2021

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

05 October 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

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

WLH Kampala Workshop Report

14 May 2019

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

Carta a la Presidenta de Chile

12 February 2018

Recurso de protección Balmaceda Antofamagasta

12 February 2018

Boston Tenants Fighting Displacement

02 September 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

General Comment No. 24 on State Obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Context of Business Activities

23 June 2017

NAHT recommendations for the FY 2018 CPC Peoples Budget

20 February 2017

Habitat III Statement

20 October 2016

Alternativas desde la sociedad civil hacia Hábitat III,

12 August 2016

Draft "New Urban Agenda" of 28 July 2016

28 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Housing

21 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Safety and Security

21 July 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

"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

Security of Tenure through the Habitat Agenda, 1976–2016

16 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

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

21 October 2015

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

21 October 2015

Private interest closing social space? A critical analysis of Lebanon`s real-estate sector

01 September 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

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

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

Herramienta para los Informes Nacionales Paralelos de Hábitat III

03 August 2015

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 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

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

15 November 2014

The Right to the City: Cairo

03 November 2014

Counting the Cost of Forced Eviction: Kenya

14 August 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

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

15 June 2014

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

11 July 2013

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

Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City

01 July 2010

السكن في مصر بين العشوائية والتحضر الرث

22 May 2010

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

01 October 2008

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

26 August 2007

إعلان توصيات مؤتمر الفلاحين الدولى - إعلان نياليني

27 February 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

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

"Land, Territory and Dignity" Forum Declaration

09 March 2006

Informe sobre el Pacto Internacional de los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales –PIDESC

14 November 2004

In Quest of Bhabrekar Nagar

31 December 2001

قانون المدينة: مفاهيم ووسائل جديدة (برازيل)

10 September 2001

Statute of the City (law No. 10257) general guidelines for urban policy and other measures

21 July 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

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

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

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

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

16 June 1992

لجنة الحقوق الاقتصادية و الاجتماعية و الثقافية، التعليق العام رقم 4 "الحق في السكن"

13 December 1991

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General Comment No. 4 "The right to housing"

13 December 1991

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

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

Miriam Gould, "Profits and the Housing Crisis: Conflicting Interests of Banks, Industry and Real Estate"

01 March 1946

Miriam Gould, "Profits and the Housing Crisis: Conflicting Interests of Banks, Industry and Real Estate"

01 March 1946



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