Blackstone: Concerns over structural changes that have happened in recent years whereby unprecedented amounts of global capital have been invested in housing as security for financial instruments that are traded on global markets.
United Kingdom official responses to letters sent by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing regarding the business practices of Akelius.
Letter issued to the Government of Canada regarding COVID-19, by Global Director Leilani Farha, then UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing.
Information received concerning alleged attack against Mr. Elias Kimaiyo, human rights defender, as well as escalated threats and violence against the Sengwer people perpetrated by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) guards in an attempt to forcibly remove the people from their homes in the Embobut forest.
Information received concerning the impact of Akelius Germany’s business model on the right to housing of tenants in Akelius’ apartment blocks in Berlin and Hamburg, which illustrates the negative impact of financialization of housing in Germany.
Information received concerning the situation faced by leasehold owners in buildings clad with flammable materials, living in unsafe housing and unable to sell their flats and move elsewhere, and those who are required to pay large amounts to have the dangerous cladding removed.