Housing (Right to adequate)

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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.

 

 

 

To promote human rights in the informal settlements in Kenya's largest cities, the Nairobi Peoples Settlement Network has established a street theater troupe.

 

March 14th is the international day of action for rivers and against dams.  ESCR-NET’s member MAB (Movement of Dam-Affected People), several other social movements and leading international organizations are taking action in over 40 countries to demand improvement in the policies and practices of decision makers in regards to dam constructions and the forcible displacement of families.

On December 7, 2011, The Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN  released the report it has submitted to the United Nations (UN) titled "Human Rights in India: An Overview." Click here for more information and a copy of the report.