Housing (Right to adequate)

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ESCR-Net member, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute, published a research report aiming to provide a comprehensive analysis of the jurisprudence on...

In this case, a landlord applied for the High Court to set aside a decision by the Gauteng Rental Housing Tribunal (“Tribunal”). Eighty rental tenants had brought a complaint to the Tribunal based on their landlord’s charge of about R385 per month per tenant for electricity in addition to the costs they paid for their individual consumption. The tenants discovered that the utility service provider, City Power, charged the landlord about R337,50 per month for the whole building. This meant that their landlord was generating a significant profit from the service charge.

Every year, millions of people around the world are threatened by evictions...

In September, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) issued historic recommendations, finding Spain in violation of the right to housing, in the first case...

Following extensive legal proceedings in Tanzania, this communication was submitted before the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Committee) in 2012. The case concerns the plight of two widows in Tanzania (E.S. and S.C.) who, under Tanzania’s customary inheritance law, were denied the right of inheriting or administering the estates of their late husbands. Thereafter they were, along with their minor children, evicted from their homes by their in-laws.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Leilani Farha, and the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) concluded today in Buenos Aires an international expert consultation...

In 2007, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing presented to the Human Rights Council a set of "Basic principles and guidelines on development-based evictions and displacement". These guidelines aim to assist States in developing policies and legislations...

Inclusive Development International and Equitable Cambodia launched a new resource for the defense of land and housing rights: Avoiding Forced Evictions: A Community Guide to Negotiation and Advocacy (Cambodian Edition) ...

The National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) of Sri Lanka, together with Internally Displaced People (IDP) of Jaffna, have released the report...