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Tanzanian Violence against Forcibly Evicted Maasai
By :OHCHR
15 June 2022
GENEVA (15 June 2022) – UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concerns about continuous encroachment on traditional Maasai lands and housing, accompanied by a lack of transparency in, and consultation with the Maasai Indigenous Peoples, during decision making and planning. This trend most recently culminated in security forces’ violence
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Africities9 CSO statement on forced eviction
By :Africities9 CSO Forum
20 May 2022

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Africities9 CSO statement on social justice
By :Africities9 CSO Forum
20 May 2022

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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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Rest in Peace and Power, Khadija Catherine Razavi
By :CENESTA
16 April 2022
With a broken heart and extreme sadness, we have to inform you all that our beloved Chair of the Board, Khadija Catherine Razavi, passed away on Saturday, 16 April 2022. Catherine was an outspoken, strong, and unwavering voice for the non-human environment and an essential advocate for the continuous existence
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Event: Apartheid against the Palestinian People
16 March 2022
As co-sponsor of this important event, HIC-HLRN cordially invite you to join a high-level side event organized by human rights organizations* and the permanent missions of Malaysia, Namibia, Pakistan, Palestine and South Africa, in parallel to the 49th session of the Human Rights Council entitled Examining the applicability and implications
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Human Rights Related to Habitat (Land, Housing, Population Transfer, Natural Resources) in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara
By :WSUSA and HIC-HLRN
16 March 2022

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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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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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Documents (205)

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

Africities9 CSO statement on forced eviction

20 May 2022

Africities9 CSO statement on social justice

20 May 2022

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

06 May 2022

Human Rights Related to Habitat (Land, Housing, Population Transfer, Natural Resources) in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara

16 March 2022

Joint Parallel Report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

20 January 2022

Entrenching and Maintaining an Apartheid Regime over the Palestinian People as a Whole

07 January 2022

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

24 October 2021

Ndola Rural Research Study, 2021

30 August 2021

Un derecho humano a la tierra

05 August 2021

حق الإنسان في الأرض

18 June 2021

Deconstructing Israel`s Housing and Land Apartheid

31 May 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

Crowborough letter

25 February 2021

The GLTN Approach to Land

24 February 2021

Land as a Human Right

24 February 2021

A Human Right to Land

24 February 2021

الأرض كحق من حقوق الانسان

24 February 2021

Declarar una moratoria a desalojos en CDMX es una urgencia sanitaria

11 February 2021

Consolider, développer et intégrer l`approche féministe dans HIC Afrique

10 February 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

UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions

21 December 2020

UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions

21 December 2020

تقرير جديد: الأرض وسط الجائحة

11 December 2020

Zimbabwe Technical Workshop Report

08 December 2020

Violaciones en el Perú sobre los derechos a la vivienda y a la tierra durante la pandemia

05 October 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

Customary Practices That Displace Women from Their Habitats

30 August 2020

Patterns of Crime against Land & Housing amid COVID

12 August 2020

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

30 July 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

International sources on the concept and criteria of “landlessness”

05 July 2020

Arguments Raised in Amici Curiae Submissions in the Situation in the State of Palestine before the International Criminal Court

29 April 2020

Interpreting the Human Right to Land within ICESCR

03 April 2020

Statement on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the Situation in Palestine, and seeking a ruling on the scope of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction

20 December 2019

Land Inequality Framing Document

30 October 2019

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

06 September 2019

Al-Haq International Law Summer School 2019!

30 April 2019

Situation in the State of Palestine, ICC-01/18

30 April 2019

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

17 January 2019

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

17 January 2019

Commission of Inquiry into Post-election Violence

05 December 2018

Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

20 November 2018

Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Campesinos y de Otras Personas que Trabajan en las Zonas Rurales

20 November 2018

Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des paysans et des autres personnes travaillant dans les zones rurales

20 November 2018

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

02 July 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

إعلان دبي بشأن حوكمة الأراضي في الدول العربية

26 February 2018

Carta a la Presidenta de Chile

12 February 2018

Recurso de protección Balmaceda Antofamagasta

12 February 2018

International sources on the concept and criteria of “landlessness”

31 December 2017

التقرير النهائي للدورة السادسة لمنتدى الأرض لإقليم الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

30 October 2017

Land Forum VI program

25 October 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

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

30 June 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

Tunisia: Jemna Oasis Land Struggle

13 April 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

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

دور المجتمع المدني وتطبيق الميثاق في لبنان

20 December 2016

Human Rights Framework and application of the chart in Lebanon (Arabic)

20 December 2016

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

A Tool for Evaluative Habitat III Reporting: Responding to the Need for Implementation Reports

24 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Rural Habitat

21 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Land

21 July 2016

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

19 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

CFS Recommendations on Connecting Smallholders to Markets

09 June 2016

Declaration of Civil Society Organizations at the 33rd FAO Regional Conference (NENA)

24 May 2016

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

29 April 2016

تعاون منظمات المجتمع المدني في مجال الغذاء والتغذية والزراعة، لإقليمالشرق الأدنى / شمال أفريقيا 2018-2016

09 April 2016

Livret vert de la Convergence des luttes pour la terre et l`eau

19 March 2016

التوصية العامة رقم 34 بشأن حقوق المرأة الريفية

07 March 2016

Recommandation générale No 34 sur les droits des femmes rurales, CEDAW/C/GC/34

07 March 2016

Recomendación general núm. 34 (2016) sobre los derechos de las mujeres rurales, CEDAW/C/GC/34

07 March 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

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

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

Reporte National de México para Hábitat III

20 October 2015

Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises

15 October 2015

Cadre d’action pour la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition lors des crises prolongées (CSA-CDA)

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

منهجية لتقارير قطرية للموئل الثالث (مدمجة)

21 September 2015

Stakeholder Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Sudan

21 September 2015

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

27 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

Herramienta para los Informes Nacionales Paralelos de Hábitat III

03 August 2015

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

Guía para el derecho a la ciudad

21 July 2015

Guide on the Right to the City

21 July 2015

National Habitat III Parallel-reporting Tool

20 July 2015

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

15 June 2015

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

24 April 2015

Habitat II Evaluation Criteria

03 March 2015

Le rôle de l’échelon local et des autres échelons infranationaux d’administration en matière de droit à un logement convenable, A/HRC/28/62

22 December 2014

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

19 December 2014

Eviction Impact Assessment in Chilla Khadar Village

12 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

The Right to the City: Jerusalem

26 October 2014

المبادئ الخاصة بإستثمات الارشيدة في الزراعة واانظم الغذئية

18 October 2014

Small Farmer Uprisings and Rural Neglect in Egypt and Tunisia

30 September 2014

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

01 September 2014

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/HRC/25/54

30 December 2013

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

12 August 2013

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

11 July 2013

ETOs and Transnational Corruption

11 July 2013

World Social Forum – Tunisia

04 July 2012

Prequantification Analysis Summary: Muthalath Maspero, Cairo

11 February 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

الاتفاقية العربية لمكافحة الفساد، جامعة الدول العربية، 2010

12 December 2010

Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa

01 September 2010

Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City

01 July 2010

السكن في مصر بين العشوائية والتحضر الرث

22 May 2010

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

إعلان حول المسائل والتحديات المتعلقة بالأرض في أفريقيا

03 July 2009

Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa

03 July 2009

مبادئ توجيهيـة بشأن الوثائق المتعلقة بمعاهدة محددة التي ينبغي أن تقدمها الدول الأطراف

24 March 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

The challenges of the democratic management in Brazil: The right to the city

17 September 2008

United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

02 October 2007

إعلان الأمم المتحدة بشأن حقوق الشعوب الأصلية

02 October 2007

Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones

02 October 2007

Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas

02 October 2007

Principios Básicos y Directrices sobre los Desalojos y el Desplazamiento Generados por el Desarrollo, A/HRC/4/18

26 August 2007

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

26 August 2007

إعلان توصيات مؤتمر الفلاحين الدولى - إعلان نياليني

27 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

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

08 November 2006

“Tierra y Liberdad: The Social Function Doctrine and Land Reform in Latin America,” Tulane Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 19

15 June 2006

The European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life

16 May 2006

"Land, Territory and Dignity" Forum Declaration

09 March 2006

Função social da propriedade: análise histórica

31 August 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

Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (Arabic version)

20 June 2005

Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (English version)

20 June 2005

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

14 November 2004

Prohibición de los desalojos forzosos, E/CN.4/RES/2004/28

16 April 2004

Prohibition of forced evictions, 2004/28

16 April 2004

Interdiction des expulsions forcées, E/CN.4/RES/28

16 April 2004

Prohibition of forced evictions, E/CN.4/RES/2004/28

16 April 2004

La petite Sicile : inventaire avant disparition

01 July 2003

Rebuilding from the Ruins, Listening to the Voices from Gujarat and Restoring People`s Rights to Housing, Livelihood and Life, A Report on Ethnic Conflict in Gujarat, India

30 January 2003

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

تدمير المنازل في قريةالعيسوية بالقدس المحتلة

14 February 2002

In Quest of Bhabrekar Nagar

31 December 2001

A Função Social da Propriedade

01 November 2001

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

21 July 2001

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

10 July 2001

“Study on treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States and indigenous populations,” Final report by the Special Rapporteur, E/CN.4/Sub.2/1999/20

22 June 1999

”دراسة في المعاهدات والاتفاقات وغيرها من الترتيبات البنّاءة بين الدول والسكان الشعوب الأصلية،" تقرير نهائي مقدم من المقرر الخاص، E/CN.4/Sub.2/1999/20

22 June 1999

Gender and the Habitat Agenda: Engendering Our Human Settlements

01 April 1999

“Women’s access, control and tenure of land, property and settlement”

25 July 1998

"حقوق الإنسان ونقل السكان،" التقرير النهائي للمقرر الخاص،E/CN.4/Sub.2/1997/23

27 June 1997

Comité de los Derechos Economics, Sociales y Culturales, Observación general Nº 7, El derecho a una vivienda adecuada: "los desalojos forzosos"

20 May 1997

Observación general Nº 7, El derecho a una vivienda adecuada: Los desalojos forzosos

20 May 1997

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

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

إبعاد حقوق الانسان اللتي تنطوي عليها نقل السكان، بما في ذلك التوطين والمستوطنين

06 July 1993

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 de los derechos economicos, sociales y culturales, Observación general Nº 4, El derecho a una vivienda adecuada

13 December 1991

الاتفاقية رقم 169 بشأن الشعوب الأصلية والقبلية في البلدان المستقلة

27 June 1989

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

14 December 1984

Declaración de Vancouver

11 June 1976

الملكية وظيفة غجتماعية" (خطاب حبيب بورقيبة)"

17 January 1967

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

01 March 1946



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