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Human Rights-Based Housing Strategies

The report provides States and other actors with concrete guidance on implementing effective-rights based housing strategies, reflecting that strategies are not “one size fits all” but all need to include 10 key principles.

A National Protocol for Homeless Encampments in Canada

As encampments increasingly emerge across Canada, there is an urgent need for governments to interact with them in a manner that upholds human rights. The Protocol is intended to assist governments in realizing the right to adequate housing for this group.

Guidelines for the Implementation of the Right to Housing

This report contains Guidelines for the Implementation of the Right to Adequate Housing, focusing on the key requirements of effective rights-based responses to emerging challenges to the right to housing.

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Human Rights-Based Housing Strategies

Human Rights-Based Housing Strategies

The report provides States and other actors with concrete guidance on implementing effective-rights based housing strategies, reflecting that strategies are not “one size fits all” but all need to include 10 key principles.

A National Protocol for Homeless Encampments in Canada

A National Protocol for Homeless Encampments in Canada

As encampments increasingly emerge across Canada, there is an urgent need for governments to interact with them in a manner that upholds human rights. The Protocol is intended to assist governments in realizing the right to adequate housing for this group.

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.

A National Protocol for Homeless Encampments in Canada: A Human Rights Approach

A National Protocol for Homeless Encampments in Canada: A Human Rights Approach

The Principles outlined in this Protocol are based in international human rights law, and the recognition that encampment residents are rights holders and experts in their own lives. The Protocol is intended to assist governments in realizing the right to adequate housing for this group.

Chile AL 5/2019

Chile AL 5/2019

Información recibida sobre la situación de las personas sin hogar en Chile. Alleged victims: 15,000.

Nigeria AL 02/2020

Nigeria AL 02/2020

Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness in Nigeria.
Alleged victims: 108,000,000.

Guidelines for the Implementation of the Right to Housing

Guidelines for the Implementation of the Right to Housing

This report contains Guidelines for the Implementation of the Right to Adequate Housing, focusing on the key requirements of effective rights-based responses to emerging challenges to the right to housing.

United States of America AL/USA 26/2019

United States of America AL/USA 26/2019

Information received concerning persons living in homelessness in the United States. Alleged victims: 1,500,000.

Croatia AL 3/2019

Croatia AL 3/2019

Information received concerning persons living in homelessness in Croatia. Alleged victims: 2,000.

Argentina AL 13/2019

Argentina AL 13/2019

Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas sin hogar, la ausencia de una estrategia nacional para su atención, y la práctica de los desalojos forzosos en Argentina. Alleged victims: 15,253.

Bulgaria AL 2/2019

Bulgaria AL 2/2019

Information received concerning homelessness, discrimination with respect to housing, and the practice of forced evictions in Bulgaria. Alleged victims: 500,000.

Wincasa AL 58/2019

Wincasa AL 58/2019

Information received concerning the intended demolition of the Brunaupark housing complex in Zürich, owned by the Credit Suisse Pension Fund, which has reportedly been planned without transparency or consultation with affected residents, and which is to lead to their eviction from their homes, without any offer for adequate compensation or proximate relocation. Alleged victims: 240.

Switzerland AL 4/2019

Switzerland AL 4/2019

Information received concerning the intended demolition of the Brunaupark housing complex in Zürich, owned by the Credit Suisse Pension Fund, which has reportedly been planned without transparency or consultation with affected residents, and which is to lead to their eviction from their homes, without any offer for adequate compensation or proximate relocation. Alleged victims: 240.

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