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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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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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EU Court Rules against Hungary Migrant Law
By :Maïa De La Baume, politico.eu
16 November 2021
Hungarian law criminalizing asylum seeker help breaches EU law, top court rules The verdict is another legal win for the European Commission in its years-long battle over migration with Hungary.     The Hungarian government acknowledged the ECJ ruling, but said it wouldn’t back down from its approach to immigration.   Hungary’s law criminalizing support for
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Olympic Displacement and Gentrification
By :Michael McDougall and MacIntosh Ross, Washington post
29 July 2021
Displacement and Gentrification for Preparing the Olympic Games   Unfolding under a State of Emergency, after a year’s pandemic-related postponement, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are a Games like no other. Yet, when it comes to displacing the residents of host cities, these Olympics are very much business as usual. In total, 300
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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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Tigray: Food as a Weapon of war
By :Rodney Muhumuza, AP
11 June 2021
In Tigray, food is often a weapon of war, as famine looms     ABI ADI, Ethiopia—First the Eritrean soldiers stole the pregnant woman’s food as she hid in the bush. Then they turned her away from a checkpoint when she was on the verge of labor.   So she had the baby at home
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Gaza: Refugees Shelter at UNRWA Schools
By :UNRWA
19 May 2021
Displaced Palestine refugees seek shelter at UNRWA schools in Gaza Format       In the Gaza Strip, where approximately 70 per cent of the population are Palestine refugees, catastrophic bombardment is being carried out as the besieged coastal enclave enters the 14th year of an air, land and sea blockade that has devastated lives, infrastructure and
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Palestine: Israel Destroys Humsa al-Bqai`a
By :Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
09 February 2021
Israel displaces more Palestinian Bedouins, seizes their tents in Humsa al-Bqai’a     Israel seized more tents donated by humanitarian organisations to Palestinian Bedouins in Humsa al-Bqai’a yesterday, continuing to block international aid since demolishing or confiscating 46 structures in the community in one week.   “Israel appears determined to force Palestinians out of their
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New from HIC-HLRN: "A Pandemic of Violations"
By :HIC-HLRN
05 October 2020
On the occasion of World Habitat Day (5 October 2020) and “Urban October,” HIC-HLRN has produced its annual report from the HLRN Violation Database.   This year’s review of patterns and trends in housing and land rights violation around the world is dedicated to the theme: A Pandemic of Violations: Forced Evictions
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New from HIC-HLRN: “A Pandemic of Violations”
By :HIC-HLRN
05 October 2020
On the occasion of World Habitat Day (5 October 2020) and “Urban October,” HIC-HLRN has produced its annual report from the HLRN Violation Database.   This year’s review of patterns and trends in housing and land rights violation around the world is dedicated to the theme: A Pandemic of Violations: Forced Evictions
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Documents (21)

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

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

16 March 2022

تقرير جديد: الأرض وسط الجائحة

11 December 2020

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

05 October 2020

Commission of Inquiry into Post-election Violence

05 December 2018

الحق في المدينة في بيروت الكبرى: تقييم السياق في ضوء أزمة اللاجئين والنازحين

23 April 2018

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 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

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

Matrice de Pertes/Outil pour l`évaluation des impacts de l`expulsion

28 August 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

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

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

العراق: قانون هيئة دعاوي الملكية

09 March 2010

Principes de base et directives concernant les expulsions et les déplacements liés au développement, 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

S/RES/520 (1982)

17 September 1982



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