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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: 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.

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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Letter of Concern to Pemberstone Ltd regarding the proposed evictions and redevelopment at Sugar Hill Close and Wordsworth Drive Estate, Oulton, UK

Letter of Concern to Pemberstone Ltd regarding the proposed evictions and redevelopment at Sugar Hill Close and Wordsworth Drive Estate, Oulton, UK

Letter of Concern from The Shift regarding the proposed eviction of residents, and demolition and redevelopment of homes, at Sugar Hill Close and Wordsworth Drive, Oulton, Yorkshire, UK, by Pemberstone Ltd.

Pemberstone Ltd were provided with advanced sight of this letter to afford them with the opportunity to comment on these concerns prior to publication. No reply had been received at the time of publication but should one subsequently be it will be published on The Shift’s resources webpage.

The Right to Housing for residents of informal settlements

The Right to Housing for residents of informal settlements

Urgent Note – Criminal proceedings in Spain against three human rights defenders must be reconsidered

Urgent Note - Criminal proceedings in Spain against three human rights defenders must be reconsidered

The Shift is concerned that on 28 June 2021, a trial in La Ciudad de la Justicia de Barcelona will try Jaime Palomera, a tenants union leader in Sindicat de Llogateres Barcelona and two tenants for peacefully protesting violations of the tenants’ right to housing. We urge the Government of Spain to reconsider these charges and remind them that everyone has the right to promote and strive for the protection of fundamental human rights, including the right to housing, without retaliation or fear thereof. This is essential to building and maintaining strong, open, and democratic societies.

Nota Urgente – Criminalización de tres defensores de derechos humanos en la Ciudad de la Justicia de Barcelona

Nota Urgente - Criminalización de tres defensores de derechos humanos en la Ciudad de la Justicia de Barcelona

The Shift urge al Gobierno de España y a las autoridades competentes a que reconsideren el proceso penal de los Sres. Palomera, Alpha y Franc. Toda persona tiene derecho a promover y luchar por la protección de los derechos humanos fundamentales, incluido el derecho a la vivienda, sin represalias ni temores a ser reprimidos. Esto es esencial para construir y mantener sociedades fuertes, abiertas y democráticas. 
The Shift: Our Work in Action

The Shift: Our Work in Action

The Shift: Case for Support

The Shift: Case for Support

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