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Meetlat recht op wonen voor lokale verkiezingprogramma’s

Meetlat recht op wonen voor lokale verkiezingprogramma's

The following is a summary of the different housing platforms being put forward by local candidates in the upcoming elections. Please note that this is written in Dutch.

Homeless Encampments & Your Human Rights Handout

Homeless Encampments & Your Human Rights Handout

This Handout, Homeless Encampments & Your Human Rights, is for people living in encampments in Canada. It outlines residents’ human rights and how governments are obliged to respect them. Download and freely distribute!

Un protocole national pour les campements de sans-abri au Canada

Un protocole national pour les campements de sans-abri au Canada

En avril 2020, l’ancien rapporteur spécial de l’ONU sur le droit à un logement adéquat, Leilani Farha, et le Dr Kaitlin Schwan ont publié Un protocole national sur les campements de sans-abri : Une approche basée sur les droits de l’homme. Le protocole, fondé sur le droit international et national des droits de l’homme, énonce huit principes pour guider les gouvernements dans leurs réponses aux campements de sans-abri.

Les campements de sans-abri et vos droits humains

Les campements de sans-abri et vos droits humains

Ce document, intitulé Les campements de sans-abri et vos droits humains, est destiné aux personnes vivant dans des campements au Canada. Il décrit les droits de la personne des résidents et la façon dont les gouvernements sont tenus de les respecter. Téléchargez-le et distribuez-le librement !

The Right to Housing for residents of informal settlements

The Right to Housing for residents of informal settlements

New Zealand: housing crisis requires bold human rights response, says UN expert

New Zealand: housing crisis requires bold human rights response, says UN expert

Statement on Encampments and the enforcement of trespass notices issued by the City of Toronto

Statement on Encampments and the enforcement of trespass notices issued by the City of Toronto

A new round of trespass notices were issued on 12 June 2021 to four homeless encampments, affecting an estimated 400 residents. The issuing of these notices comes on the heels of the City’s attempted clearing of Lamport Stadium where a standoff ensued, whereby two advocates defending against the action were arrested. This statement aims to chart a human rights compliant path forward for the City and all stakeholders involved.
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.

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