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Buenos Aires — Vidas Humanas en Riesgo por Fallas en el Derecho a la Vivienda

Buenos Aires — Vidas Humanas en Riesgo por Fallas en el Derecho a la Vivienda

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Después de seis días de visita de investigación de derechos humanos sobre las condiciones de vivienda en el área metropolitana de Buenos Aires, The Shift, liderado por la ex relatora especial de la ONU Leilani Farha, ha dado voz de alarma sobre muchas vidas humanas que están bajo un alto riesgo debido...
Buenos Aires — Right to Housing Failures Puts Lives at Risk

Buenos Aires — Right to Housing Failures Puts Lives at Risk

Buenos Aires, Argentina: After a 6-day human rights investigation into housing conditions in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, The Shift, led by former UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha, has raised alarm bells that lives are at serious risk due to the extremely precarious and grossly inadequate housing conditions in which many are living. While...
Buenos Aires: Leilani Farha, reconocida especialista y defensora de derechos humanos, realizará su primera misión virtual de investigación

Buenos Aires: Leilani Farha, reconocida especialista y defensora de derechos humanos, realizará su primera misión virtual de investigación

Leilani Farha, directora global de The Shift y ex relatora especial de la ONU sobre el derecho a la vivienda (2014-2020) y su equipo, realizarán una visita virtual de indagación y reconocimiento sobre derechos humanos en el Área Metropolitana de Buenos Aires, del 23 al 28 de noviembre de 2020. “Esta misión de investigación no...
Buenos Aires: Leading Human Rights advocate, Leilani Farha, to conduct first ever virtual fact-finding mission

Buenos Aires: Leading Human Rights advocate, Leilani Farha, to conduct first ever virtual fact-finding mission

Leilani Farha, the Global Director of The Shift and former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing (2014-2020) and her team will conduct a virtual human rights fact finding visit to the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires from 23rd – 28th November 2020. ‘This fact-finding mission is not only a first for us at...
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...
How to Avert the Next Housing Crisis

How to Avert the Next Housing Crisis

Strategies must be adopted that protect affordable homes and insulate housing against speculative investors
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...
Op-Ed: When governments sell out to developers, housing is no longer a human right

Op-Ed: When governments sell out to developers, housing is no longer a human right

Strategies must be adopted that protect affordable homes and insulate housing against speculative investors
Why is there a global housing crisis?

Why is there a global housing crisis?

A new documentary launching in the UK today (28 February), entitled Push, follows UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Leilani Farha around the world as she attempts to make sense of the global housing crisis.
‘Push’: How Big Finance Is Driving Up Housing Costs

‘Push’: How Big Finance Is Driving Up Housing Costs

Around the globe, documentary finds, people are paying a high price as housing becomes the latest big investment commodity.
REEL STORIES PREVIEW SERIES: PUSH

REEL STORIES PREVIEW SERIES: PUSH

WE WATCHED IT, AND YOU SHOULD TOO. The 16th annual Reel Stories film festival is just around the corner and will feature four days of hand-picked, thought-provoking documentary films from all over the world.
NZ housing shortage a ‘human rights crisis’

NZ housing shortage a 'human rights crisis'

A visiting United Nations representative has called New Zealand's housing crisis a "significant human rights crisis" and it's time the right to housing was wrenched from the hands of the private market.
Housing crisis ‘a violation of the promises’ by successive governments – Human Rights Commissioner

Housing crisis 'a violation of the promises' by successive governments - Human Rights Commissioner

New Zealand's housing crisis is "a violation of the promises" made by governments over the years according to the Human Rights Commissioner.
‘They allowed the perfect storm’: UN expert damns New Zealand’s housing crisis

'They allowed the perfect storm': UN expert damns New Zealand's housing crisis

Special rapporteur says successive governments have contributed to what she called a ‘human rights crisis’.

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