The dangerous work of defending rights to land, housing and productive resources
The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) launched an Issue Brief that discusses the dangerous work of defending rights to land, housing and productive resources and aims to highlight and to begin to map the trends so as to gain a better understanding of the nature of those attacks, risk factors and, importantly, for developing strategies and tools for prevention.
The effective protection of human rights associated with land, housing and productive resources requires grassroots and national advocates who can raise the alarm on rights violations and hold decision- and policy-makers accountable for the consequences of their actions. Yet, those defending the rights of local communities to land, housing and productive resources and highlighting abuses are coming under increasing attack for their work in these areas.
The Issue Brief can be found here.