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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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Conflict, Occupation, War amid Global Cease-fire
By :HIC-HLRN
18 October 2021
HLRN has produced a new publication on the occasion of World Human Rights Habitat Day 2021 and the ensuing month of related activities. The study Conflict, Occupation and War disaggregates data from the HLRN Violation Database to focus on the gross violations of the human rights to adequate housing and
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New Study: Forced Eviction in Baidoa, Somalia
By :Norwegian Refugee Council
16 September 2021
This study titled ‘I want my land. You have to go’ comprehensively explores why forced evictions in Baidoa continue to thrive; and then takes a deep-dive into the factors that are fuelling, promoting, and sustaining the eviction phenomenon to advance practical policy solutions to effectively address the problem at different
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Palestine: CSOs Urge States` Diligence in UNHRC
By :Various NGOs
21 May 2021
Joint letter to Permanent Missions to the UN at Geneva   Regional and international civil society organizations from around the world call on UN Member States to address the escalating and institutionalized Israeli attacks against Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line during the 30th HRC Special Session (Endorsing signatures listed
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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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Earth Day Embraces Palestinian Land Day
By :Land Research Center (LRC) – Jerusalem
22 April 2021
Earth Day Embraces Palestinian Land Day Statement Issued by Land Research Center on the Occasion of Earth Day, 22 April 2020 When a large oil spill on California’s Pacific Coast triggered U.S. Senator Gaylord Nilson to lead a massive popular campaign that attracted 20 million protestors in the first Earth Day in
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Land, Women and Socio-Economic Development in the Arab Region: A Literature Review
By :Joseph Schechla
18 April 2021

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Land Times issue 20
By :HIC-HLRN
08 August 2020
HIC’s Housing and Land Rights Network (HIC-HLRN) welcomes you to its 20th issue of Land Times. This milestone edition emphasizes the role of civil society in identifying and remedying housing and land rights problems in the context of a global pandemic. Amid this protracted crisis, events and developments in the Middle
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USA: Evictions Soon to Hit Black Renters Hardest
By :Renae Merle, The Washington Post
06 July 2020
Evictions are likely to skyrocket this summer as jobs remain scarce. Black renters will be hard hit   Eviction moratoriums and unemployment benefits are expiring, which will have a bigger effect on minority neighborhoods, experts say.     A backlog of eviction cases is beginning to move through the court system as millions of Americans
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Documents (51)

Document Title

Publication Date

Conflict, Occupation, War amid Global Cease-fire

18 October 2021

Un derecho humano a la tierra

05 August 2021

حق الإنسان في الأرض

18 June 2021

Land, Women and Socio-Economic Development in the Arab Region: A Literature Review

18 April 2021

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

05 October 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

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

23 April 2018

ميثاق الحق في المدينة: بيروت الكبرى

17 November 2017

Right to the City Charter in Greater Beirut

17 November 2017

Final Report of the Sixth Session of the Land Forum in MENA

30 October 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

HRHO Calendar, 2017-20

26 May 2017

Housing for All? Evictions in India, 2015–16

22 December 2016

“We are at breaking point,” Rohingya: Persecuted in Myanmar, Neglected in Bangladesh

19 December 2016

Draft outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), A/CONF.226/4

29 September 2016

Final draft "New Urban Agenda" of 10 September 2016

10 September 2016

Compilation of Habitat II Commitments

22 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Youth and Children

21 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Safety and Security

21 July 2016

HIC @ Habitat III

23 June 2016

The Role of Local Government in Addressing the Impact of Syrian Refugees: Jordan Case Study

03 June 2016

"Building Climate-resilient Societies," HIC statement to COP21

04 December 2015

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

15 October 2015

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

Habitat II Evaluation Criteria

03 March 2015

Vienna, Menschenrechte in der Stadt: Eine Stadt für Alle

19 December 2014

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

19 December 2014

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

12 August 2013

Gwangju Human Rights Charter (Korean Language)

21 May 2012

Gwangju Human Rights Charter (English version)

21 May 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

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 European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life

16 May 2006

Planned Dispossession: Forced Evictions and the 2010 Commonwealth Games

31 December 2005

Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (Arabic version)

20 June 2005

Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (English version)

20 June 2005

Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (French version)

20 June 2005

European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City

18 May 2000

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

The Convention on The Right of The Child, Adopted 20 November 1989.

20 November 1989

اتفاقية حقوق الطفل

20 November 1989

Health principles of housing

30 June 1989

Declaración de Vancouver

11 June 1976



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