Communications

Blackstone: Concerns over structural changes

Blackstone: Concerns over structural changes

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.

OTH 33/2020

OTH 33/2020

United Kingdom official responses to letters sent by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing regarding the business practices of Akelius.

COVID-19 Letter to Government of Canada

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.

KENYA UA 7/2017

KENYA UA 7/2017

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.

Germany AL 1/2020

Germany AL 1/2020

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.

United Kingdom AL 2/2020

United Kingdom AL 2/2020

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.

Spain: Information received regarding housing conditions of migrant workers in the strawberry industry

Spain: Information received regarding housing conditions of migrant workers in the strawberry industry

30 April 2020

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Norther Ireland: Leasehold owners in buildings clad with flammable materials, living in unsafe housing.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Norther Ireland: Leasehold owners in buildings clad with flammable materials, living in unsafe housing.

29 April 2020

Germany: Concerning effects that the business practices of institutional landlords on the right to housing of tenants.

Germany: Concerning effects that the business practices of institutional landlords on the right to housing of tenants.

27 April 2020

Canada: Akelius Canada’s business model on the right to housing of tenants.

Canada: Akelius Canada's business model on the right to housing of tenants.

27 April 2020

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