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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

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.
Corporate landlord is abusing tenants’ human rights

Corporate landlord is abusing tenants’ human rights

29 April 2020

“Housing, the front line defence against the COVID-19 outbreak,” says UN expert

“Housing, the front line defence against the COVID-19 outbreak,” says UN expert

“Housing, the front line defence against the COVID-19 outbreak,” says UN expert

Global housing crisis results in mass human rights violations

Global housing crisis results in mass human rights violations

New Zealand: UN expert to carry out her final visit to assess the housing situation

New Zealand: UN expert to carry out her final visit to assess the housing situation

Egypt must free Coptic Christian rights defender reportedly held on terror charges

Egypt must free Coptic Christian rights defender reportedly held on terror charges

December 2019

Portugal: UN expert welcomes new law protecting the right to housing

Portugal: UN expert welcomes new law protecting the right to housing

October 2019

Nigeria must act urgently to stop forced evictions and address grossly inadequate housing, says UN expert

Nigeria must act urgently to stop forced evictions and address grossly inadequate housing, says UN expert

September 2019

UN human rights experts call on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

UN human rights experts call on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

July 2019

India must prevent the eviction of millions of forest dwellers, say UN experts

India must prevent the eviction of millions of forest dwellers, say UN experts

July 2019

Canada: New rights-focused  housing policy shows the way for other countries

Canada: New rights-focused housing policy shows the way for other countries

June 2019

France’s housing and homelessness crisis eclipses its commitment to human rights

France’s housing and homelessness crisis eclipses its commitment to human rights

April 2019

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