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TO: Hon. Benigno Simeon Aquino III, President, Government of the Philippines CC: Hon. Jejomar Binay, Vice President, Republic of the Philippines. Chairman, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council\ Hon. Laarni Cayatano, Mayor, City Government of Taguig Hon. Loreta Anne Rosales, Chair,...

ESCR-Net sent a second letter to the government of Cambodia to urge further measures to respect rights of families affected by forced evictions from the Boeung Kak Lake area

ESCR-Net sent a second letter to the government of Cambodia to urge further measures to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of families affected by forced evictions from the Boeung Kak Lake area.

Women human rights defenders and their supporters in Cambodia freed, following a letter sent by ESCR-Net and advocacy by other organizations

An Afghan citizen (Mr. M.S.S.) presented an asylum application in Belgium after entering the EU through Greece. Pursuant to the Dublin Regulations (EU law that determines which country has responsibility for processing specific asylum petitions), Belgium transferred him back to Greece in order for Greece to process the asylum petition. Greece detained the applicant in degrading conditions and then released him into the country to await a decision on his application. During this time, Mr. M.S.S. was homeless, not permitted to work, and had no access to sanitary facilities or any resources.

The social movement of South Africa secure access to electricity for shack dwellers in Siyanda and hail the arrest of two local councilors following the murder of their leader last year

Housing & Land Rights Network and Habitat International Coalition publish a new report featuring civil society perspectives

Letter sent to the President of Guatemala calls for a fair trial for the social leaders detained in Huehuetenango

Letter sent to the President of Guatemala calls for a fair trial for the social leaders detained in Huehuetenango

HIC-Al, ACIJ and CELS, among others, achieved a regional hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights