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VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT VIOLATED HUMAN RIGHTS OF NORTH MELBOURNE AND FLEMINGTON RESIDENTS, SAYS THE SHIFT

VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT VIOLATED HUMAN RIGHTS OF NORTH MELBOURNE AND FLEMINGTON RESIDENTS, SAYS THE SHIFT

AUGUST 26, 2020 – Following the shocking hard lockdown of nine public housing towers in Melbourne, Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift, has issued a letter of concern to Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews. Researchers at The Shift, the international movement to secure the right to housing, have found that the State government of...
Right to Home: 16 national organizations partner to announce a week of virtual events engaging with housing, homelessness, human rights and COVID-19

Right to Home: 16 national organizations partner to announce a week of virtual events engaging with housing, homelessness, human rights and COVID-19

July 23, 2020 – Organizations from across Canada announce Right to Home, a week of virtual film screenings and live panel discussions from coast to coast about what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next, as we reimagine the right to home during and beyond the pandemic. COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities in Canada’s housing and...
UK IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REGARDING CLADDING, SAYS THE SHIFT

UK IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REGARDING CLADDING, SAYS THE SHIFT

July 9, 2020 – Three years after the death of 72 residents of Grenfell Tower in London, some estimate that up to 600,000 people continue to reside in dangerously clad blocks of all types. According to the government, 300 high-rise residential buildings in England still have cladding of the same type used on Grenfell Tower...