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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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China Housing Market Slumps Again
By :Martin Farrer, The Guardian
15 December 2021
China housing market slumps again as another developer runs into trouble House prices, sales and construction all fell in November as Shimao Group shares plunge and Beijing assesses what to do with Evergrande     China’s giant housing market has continued to decline in the past month and another major developer showed signs of
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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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Occupied West Papua: A Green State Vision
By :Danny Chivers and Raki Ap, New internationalist
04 November 2021
Research shows that when indigenous people have proper control of forests, biodiversity is much better protected. Danny Chivers speaks to Raki Ap about the case for supporting West Papuan statehood.     Unfortunately, West Papua does not have a seat at the table in the UN climate talks currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. That’s because it’s
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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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Corporate Retribution: Donziger Sentenced
By :Adam Klasfeldoct, Law & Crime
01 October 2021
A ‘Two-by-four between the Eyes’: Judge Sentences Anti-Chevron Crusader to Jail Time — Just Days after U.N. Group Called for His Release An environmental advocate who helped obtain a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron for oil drilling in Ecuador was sentenced to spend six months in jail after a federal judge
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EU Court Annuls Trade Deals in Occupied Sahara
By :WSRW
29 September 2021
Today, the EU Court of Justice has struck a blow to the EU’s practice of applying trade and fisheries agreements with Morocco to occupied Western Sahara.    The press release from the Court today specifically states that Polisario is able to represent the Saharawi people before European courts.    The right of the Saharawi people to
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EU Court Backs Citizens on Trade under Occupation
By :European Legal Support Center (ELSC)
24 September 2021
Citizens are calling on the European Commission to obey international law and end trade with illegal settlements in territories under occupation - including Palestine and Western Sahara.   No one should profit from occupation.   The European Court of Justice annuls the Commission’s refusal to register a Citizens’ Initiative calling for the regulation of
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UN Food Summit Will Only Feed Corporations
By :Sofía Monsalve, Geneva Solutions
22 September 2021
Transnational agribusiness firms have captured the UN Food Systems Summit and have restricted the meeting`s agenda to solutions that will further inflate their profits instead of solving the global hunger crisis, says Sofia Monsalve, secretary general of the food rights organisation FIAN International.     When I visited my parents in Bogotá last month,
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Documents (50)

Document Title

Publication Date

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

تقرير جديد: الأرض وسط الجائحة

11 December 2020

Revue Nationale Volontaire sur les Objectifs de Développement Durable en Mauritanie

13 July 2019

HIC’s role in the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty: Representing the Urban Constituency

02 July 2018

برنامج منتدى الأرض لشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

25 October 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

“Spotlight” on UN High-Level Forum, SDGs

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

ชุมชนกะเหรี่ยงในพม่ำยื่นคำร้องเรียนต

19 June 2017

المياه في المنطقة العربية ... من الملك العام للخصخصة

23 January 2017

Alternativas desde la sociedad civil hacia Hábitat III,

12 August 2016

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

19 July 2016

HIC @ Habitat III

23 June 2016

Déclaration Finale, Atelier de formation des Communautés Locales d’Inga sur La Quantification des conséquences du déplacement

29 April 2016

HLRN-India Launches Habitat III Status Report

05 February 2016

Comments on Habitat III Policy Paper Frameworks (overview)

31 January 2016

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

31 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

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

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

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

National Habitat III Parallel-reporting Tool

20 July 2015

The Third Airport Project vis-à-vis Life, Nature, Environment, People and Law

15 May 2015

أساسيات الموئل الثالث

16 April 2015

Habitat II Evaluation Criteria

03 March 2015

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

11 July 2013

ETOs and Transnational Corruption

11 July 2013

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

Principios Básicos y Directrices sobre los Desalojos y el Desplazamiento Generados por el Desarrollo, 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

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

Lessons in Privatization: Considerations for Arab States

01 January 2002

In Quest of Bhabrekar Nagar

31 December 2001

الإعلان العربي عن التنمية المستدامة

24 October 2001

The Investment Encouragement Act 1999 (Amended 2007)

22 July 1999

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

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

06 July 1993

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

01 March 1946



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