Communications

These are letters that were sent by our Global Director, Leilani, during her tenure as Special Rapporteur, over alleged human rights abuses that had occurred, were ongoing, or were at risk of occurring.

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

Chile AL 5/2019

Chile AL 5/2019

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

Akelius: Impact of their business model

Akelius: Impact of their business model

Impact of the business model of real-estate company Akelius on the human rights of tenants

UK: Effects of the financialization of housing

UK: Effects of the financialization of housing

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Norther Ireland: Effects of the financialization of housing in the UK.

El Salvador: Situación de las personas sin hogar.

El Salvador: Situación de las personas sin hogar.

El Salvador: Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas sin hogar en El Salvador

India: Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness.

India: Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness.

India: Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness.

Nigeria AL 02/2020

Nigeria AL 02/2020

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

Nigeria: Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness.

Nigeria: Information received concerning the persons living in homelessness.

February 2020

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.

United States of America: Information received concerning persons living in homelessness.

United States of America: Information received concerning persons living in homelessness.

December 2019

Netherlands: Information received concerning persons living in homelessness.

Netherlands: Information received concerning persons living in homelessness.

December 2019

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.

Argentina: Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas sin hogar.

Argentina: Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas sin hogar.

December 2019

Croatia: Information received concerning persons living in homelessness.

Croatia: Information received concerning persons living in homelessness.

December 2019

Chile: Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas sin hogar.

Chile: Información recibida en relación con la situación de las personas sin hogar.

December 2019

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.

Bulgaria: Information received concerning persons living in homelessness

Bulgaria: Information received concerning persons living in homelessness

November 2019

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.

Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group AL 57/2019

Pension Fund of Credit Suisse Group AL 57/2019

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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