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"HR, Environmental Law Must Govern Business"
By :David Boyd, OHCHR
04 July 2022
Human rights and environmental due diligence laws crucial to combat irresponsible business activities – UN expert   Press release   GENEVA—Rampant deforestation, chemical and plastic production, fossil fuel exploitation and other large-scale extractive activities by business entities are harming people and the planet, a UN expert said today, introducing a blueprint for laws to
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Earth Day Workshop: Green Transition in Sudan
24 April 2022
The challenges of the green transition in Sudan Who should fill the gap and how? Public workshop on the occasion of Earth Day 2022, in cooperation between Housing and Land Rights Network – Habitat International Coalition and GoGreen Sudan. Sudan is going through difficult transitional conditions,
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Green-transition Discourse in MENA
By :Joseph Schechla
24 March 2022
The economic slowdown associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and other simultaneous crises has done little to slow the climate crisis. Preliminary data show global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) increased in 2020 while the global average temperature in 2020 was about 1.2°C above pre-industrial level, dangerously close to the 1.5°C limit
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Petition for UN to Divest from Bolloré Group
By :Oakland Institute
14 February 2022
While the United Nations works to fight poverty and hunger, UN organizations such as the UNDP, WFP and UNICEF show a striking lack of due diligence when choosing contractors such as the French Bolloré Group. Bolloré`s subsidiary Socfin is accused of corruption and land grabbing. Tell the UN to drop
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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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Occupied West Papua: A Green State Vision
By :Danny Chivers and Raki Ap, New internationalist
04 November 2021
Research shows that when indigenous people have proper control of forests, biodiversity is much better protected. Danny Chivers speaks to Raki Ap about the case for supporting West Papuan statehood.     Unfortunately, West Papua does not have a seat at the table in the UN climate talks currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. That’s because it’s
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Counting on Justice: A Reckoning of Land Rights Violations and Their Consequences toward Reparations for Victims in Yemen
By :HIC-HLRN
24 October 2021

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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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Port Sudan in a Geopolitical Scramble
By :Azza Mustafa Babikir Ahmed, Sudan blog
31 July 2021
Port Sudan caught in the international race to control the Red Sea region     The whole world is wrangling for control over the Red Sea region. The United Arab Emirates are playing all of their cards to secure control over the trade routes. And while Sudan is increasingly turning to Europe for
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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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Documents (40)

Document Title

Publication Date

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

24 October 2021

Conflict, Occupation, War amid Global Cease-fire

18 October 2021

Un derecho humano a la tierra

05 August 2021

How Israeli Apartheid Affects the Syrian Golan

28 January 2021

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

Sudan’s Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan’s Wealth, and How to Respond

13 July 2020

Human Rights Obligations of Local Governments and Local Authorities

31 August 2019

International sources on the concept and criteria of “landlessness”

31 December 2017

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

30 October 2017

Land Forum VI program

25 October 2017

SDG 6

18 July 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

“Spotlight” on UN High-Level Forum, SDGs

10 July 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

The Right to Adequate Food Seminar: Promoting accountability of food security actions to the people most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition

24 January 2017

Alternativas desde la sociedad civil hacia Hábitat III,

12 August 2016

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

19 July 2016

HIC @ Habitat III

23 June 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

"Key Issues and Recommendations," Housing in the City We Need UTC

18 November 2015

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

27 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

National Habitat III Parallel-reporting Tool

20 July 2015

Principios Básicos de Habitat III

16 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

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

15 November 2014

The Right to the City: Cairo

03 November 2014

The continuing debate about urban bias: the thesis, its critics, its influence, and its implications for poverty reduction strategies. Progress in Development Studies, 10 (1)

18 July 2010

“De Vancouver 1976 a Vancouver 2006: Una revisión critica desde la perspectiva no gubernamental”

01 October 2008

Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement, A/HRC/4/18

26 August 2007

Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement, A/HRC/4/18

05 February 2007

Lessons in Privatization: Considerations for Arab States

01 January 2002

Constructing a New Social Alternative

03 February 1996



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