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MiningWatch Canada highlights on the growing number of communities saying no to large scale mining in defense of their lands and wellbeing

Amnesty International and ESCR-Net intervened in a case demanding the implementation of a rights-based national housing strategy as recommended by the CESCR, the previous Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing and states under Canada’s Universal  Periodic Review

ESCR-Net is appearing jointly with Amnesty International in an historic constitutional case in Canada, brought by individuals affected by widespread homelessness in that country.

Country: 
Canada
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Corporate Accountability
OP-ICESCR

Sandra Lovelace, a Maliseet Indian, lived on the Tobique Reservation with her parents until she married a non-Indian man. The marriage ended, and Ms. Lovelace returned to the reservation to live with her parents, however, she could not purchase a home on the reserve because the council prioritized housing for members of the group.

A group of homeless people erected overhead shelter in the form of tents, tarps and cardboard boxes at a local park in the City of Victoria.  The City sought a permanent injunction (legal order requiring the homeless to refrain from erecting shelters) and declaration that such structures contravened the Park Regulation Bylaw and Streets and Traffic Bylaw. The City had a documented shortfall of spaces in homeless shelters.

Country: 
Canada
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Canada
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Canada
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Strategic Litigation
Economic Policy
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Canada
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
OP-ICESCR