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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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Canada: Mi`kmaw Stop Environmental Destruction
By :Haley Ryan, CBC News
22 October 2021
Alton Gas project cancelled after years of opposition   `I think they finally just tapped,` says Mi`kmaw leader   After years of delays, court hearings and strong Mi`kmaw opposition, the Alton Gas project on the Shubenacadie River has been cancelled.   In a release Friday, Alton, a subsidiary of Calgary-based energy company AltaGas, said the project has received
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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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USA: CSOs Urge Senate Reject SCotUS Pick
By :Over 150 organizations
06 October 2020
Following the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court, over 150 justice organizations and movements, including advocates for the homeless and defenders of the human right to adequate housing, issued a letter urging the Senate to oppose her confirmation. While the nomination raises a broad
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Customary Practices That Displace Women from Their Habitats
By :Mazingira Institute with Pamoja Trust
30 August 2020

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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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Incidents of infrastructure development that displace people: Baseline assessment of women’s wealth, wellbeing and habitat including potential losses
30 July 2020

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USA: Mass Evictions to Hit People of Color Hardest
By :Camilo Maldonado, Forbes
29 July 2020
  Update: mass evictions set to begin - communities of color to be hardest hit     NEW YORK, NEW YORK—During a Monday interview on Fox Business, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow backtracked his comments made Sunday and clarified that the eviction moratorium extension would be for mortgages in forbearance.   With regards
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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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Kenya: Women Resist Custom for a Fair Share
By :David Muchui, The Nation
25 March 2020
Widows fight customs, biased laws denying them share of family wealth   In Summary   In Meru County and elsewhere, thousands of widows are at the mercy of ruthless in-laws and corrupt government officers. Human Rights Watch cites discriminatory laws and customs as some of the factors that continue to fuel the violation of women’s
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Documents (40)

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

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

05 October 2020

Customary Practices That Displace Women from Their Habitats

30 August 2020

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

30 July 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

Toward a New Stakeholder Compact for the New Urban Agenda

30 May 2019

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

Right to the City Charter in Greater Beirut

17 November 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

Housing for All? Evictions in India, 2015–16

22 December 2016

Habitat III Statement

20 October 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 Safety and Security

21 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Older Persons

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

Nothing about Us, without Us, Is for Us!

26 October 2015

Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

منهجية لتقارير قطرية للموئل الثالث (مدمجة)

21 September 2015

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

Habitat II Evaluation Criteria

03 March 2015

Violence in Lathor Village, Balangir District

24 January 2012

Sanctuary in the city_ Urban displacement and vulnerability in Damascus A desk study

15 December 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

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, A/RES/70/1

05 September 2000

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

Comité des droits économiques, sociales et culturelles, "Le droit à un logement suffisant," Observation générale no 4

13 December 1991

Health principles of housing

30 June 1989



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