Housing (Right to adequate)

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Housing and Land Rights Network launched a publication about human rights assessment of three large resettlement sites in India

At the request of Amnesty International, USA, the Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) used satellite imagery to investigate...

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.

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights launched an Issue Brief that discusses the dangerous work of defending rights to land, housing and productive resources

On April 9th, the Egyptian Center for Housing Rights (ECHR) won a court verdict in favor of Haram City inhabitants, who were found innocent after 88 low-income people were accused of stealing doors and windows from a housing project

The Egyptian Center for Housing Rights (ECHR) got a court verdict in favor of Haram City inhabitants by finding them Innocents.  Thus, Orascom Company – the owner of the Haram City Housing project- has falsely accused 88 persons from the poor inhabitants by stealing doors and windows from the project.

On January 28th, more than 1000 forces of the National Police and demolition team of the Philippines forcibly evicted and demolished the homes and livelihoods of more than 200 residents of San Roque, North Triangle, Quezon City. Reports received allege that no prior notice was given to residents and that many families were left homeless as a result of the police action.

On 10 October, 2013, ESCR-Net sent an Urgent Action appeal in response to the recent murders, arbitrary detentions, intimidation and threats against leaders of the shack-dweller movement and ESCR-Net member, Abahlali baseMjondolo and called on the Government of South Africa to uphold its human rights obligations.

On 23 September, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Coordinating Committee of Special Procedures to express concern regarding statements issued by members of the parliament (MPs) of the United Kingdom following a preliminary report from an official mission to that country by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik.