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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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Palestine: Environmental Colonization and Apartheid
By :Ben Lorber, Red-Green Labour
16 December 2021
Israel’s environmental colonialism and eco-apartheid This article follows an earlier post on Red-Green Labour about the campaign to keep the JNF out of Cop 26, and reprints a 2012 article by the author, with updates.     In 1997, a bridge collapsed at an international sports event in Israel, pitching more than 100 Austrian athletes
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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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Sierra Leone: ‘Ecological Disaster’ in Paradise
By :Abdul Brima, China Dialogue Ocean
18 June 2021
Sierra Leone sells precious beach to build Chinese-funded fishing port   Locals say the government’s decision to sell land at Black Johnson, an ecotourism destination, is a `human and ecological disaster`     Months after becoming Sierra Leone’s president in 2018, Julius Maada Bio scrapped a much-hyped international airport that his predecessor, Ernest Bai Koroma,
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Arab CSO Forum on sustainable development
By :HIC-HLRN
23 March 2021
We invite you to attend the regional meeting of civil society organizations on #sustainable development in the Arab region. Representatives of civil society and experts in Arab countries will participate in the meeting to discuss efforts to achieve sustainable development in the Arab region and the challenges it faces. The "regional
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Palestine: Colony Architects at the ICC?
By :Amira Hass, Ha’aretz
17 February 2021
 Palestinians should drag architects of settlements to the ICC – opinion Their fingerprints are on every square centimeter, their expertise and professionalism in every bend in the road. They are the planners, architects and contractors who are turning the West Bank into an Israeli-Jewish district: a mix of upscale towns and
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How Israeli Apartheid Affects the Syrian Golan
By :Joseph Schechla
28 January 2021

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UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions
By :HIC-HLRN
21 December 2020
After the standard 60-day embargo on releasing such communications, the 12 October joint letter of seven UN Special Rapporteurs (SRs) to the Israeli government is now public. The SRs on adequate housing, cultural rights, human rights defenders, the rights of indigenous peoples, the human rights of internally displaced persons, minority
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Housing and Land Rights Violations in the Naqab
By :Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality
05 October 2020

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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 (68)

Document Title

Publication Date

حق الإنسان في الأرض

18 June 2021

How Israeli Apartheid Affects the Syrian Golan

28 January 2021

التعويل على العدالة: لدعم جبر الضرر لضحايا انتهاكات حقوق الأرض والعدالة الانتقالية في اليمن

28 January 2021

UNSRs Address Israel over Naqab Demolitions

21 December 2020

Recognizing Israel’s Practice of Apartheid and Reconstituting the UN Centre against Apartheid

16 September 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

Human Rights Obligations of Local Governments and Local Authorities

31 August 2019

Revue Nationale Volontaire sur les Objectifs de Développement Durable en Mauritanie

13 July 2019

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

30 April 2019

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

02 July 2018

Rapport d’inventaire des biens des communautés locales de Mvuzi 3, Lubuaku, Lundu et Kilengo à Inga

06 June 2018

SDG Messages from Arab CSOs

24 April 2018

برنامج منتدى الأرض لشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

25 October 2017

Peace Block letter on Sur, Diyarbakır

19 August 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

“Spotlight” on UN High-Level Forum, SDGs

10 July 2017

UN Special Rapporteurs joint communication to Permanent Mission of Turkey

21 September 2016

Alternativas desde la sociedad civil hacia Hábitat III,

12 August 2016

What Papua New Guinea Said

26 July 2016

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

09 April 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

"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

Nothing about Us, without Us, Is for Us!

26 October 2015

Le_Messager_14_08_2015

14 August 2015

“The role of local government in the promotion and protection of human rights,” A/HRC/30/49

07 August 2015

Papel de la administración local en la promoción y protección de los derechos humanos, 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

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

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

دليل للحق في المدينة

21 July 2015

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

15 June 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

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

15 November 2014

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

Gwangju Declaration on Human Right City

17 May 2011

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

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

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

Planned Dispossession: Forced Evictions and the 2010 Commonwealth Games

31 December 2005

In Quest of Bhabrekar Nagar

31 December 2001

A Função Social da Propriedade

01 November 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

A Doutrina da Função Social da Propriedade

01 March 2000

The Investment Encouragement Act 1999 (Amended 2007)

22 July 1999

“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

Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, done in London, on 17 June 1999.

17 June 1999

Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses, New York, 21 May 1997.

21 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

إعلان استمبول وجدول أعمال المستوطنات البشرية

14 April 1996

Constructing a New Social Alternative

03 February 1996

"إعلان ريو بشأن البيئة والتنمية"، "جدول أعمال القرن 21،" تقرير الأمم المتحدة المعني بالبيئة والتنمية، A / CONF.151 / 26 (المجلد الأول)

12 August 1992

الاتفاقية رقم 169 بشأن الشعوب الأصلية والقبلية في البلدان المستقلة

27 June 1989

Henri Lefebvre, “Le droit à la ville,” L`Homme et la société, Vol. 6, No. 1 (1967)

01 June 1967



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