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Leading NGOs urge States to reject proposals from South Africa to weaken resolution on peaceful protest

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(Geneva) – A coalition of leading non-governmental organisations has called on governments to reject proposals being made by South Africa and a group of like-minded States that would undermine a Human Rights Council resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests.

South African delegation at the Human Rights Council may weaken the international status of the right to adequate housing

SERI, the CLC and CALS note with concern that the action of the South African delegation at the Human Rights Council may threaten a progressive resolution on the right to adequate housing.

Viet Nam land grabbing case needs to be urgently addressed – UN human rights experts

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A group of United Nations independent human rights experts on Wednesday called on the Vietnamese Government to intervene urgently in a case of forced eviction of the last remaining residents of Con Dau.

Human Rights Standards on Housing, Land and Property rights of populations affected by Typhoon Yolanda

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On March 20, 2014, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing Raquel Rolnik and the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, made public a joint Human Rights Advisory on Human Rights Standards on Housing, Land and Property rights of populations affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

Countries and organizations address the reports presented at the Human Rights Council

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Read the statements of the 32 countries and 6 organizations that addressed the reports’ presentation.

Launching of the publication “Take Back the Land! The Social Function of Land and Housing, Resistances & Alternatives”

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(Português) On April 8th, the publication “Take Back the Land! The Social Function of Land and Housing, Resistances & Alternatives” will be launched during the World Urban Forum in Medellín. Find more about it.

Watch the Rapporteur’s presentation at the UN Human Rights Council

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Watch the Rapporteur’s present her thematic report and her mission reports and the interactive dialogue with the member-countries at the HRC.

Poverty, exclusion and right to Housing in Latin America

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On March 12th, the side-event “Poverty, exclusion and right to Housing in Latin America” will be held at 2pm (Geneva time) on Room XXII, Palais Wilson. Find all about it!

Read the Rapporteur’s statement presented at the UN Human Rights Council

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Read the complete statement given by the UN Special Rapporteur, Raquel Rolnik, during the presentation of her thematic report and her mission reports at the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council, on March 10, 2014.

Side event on security of tenure for the urban poor on March 11th

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On March 11th, the event “Experiences in strengthening security of tenure for the urban poor around the world” will be hosted at the Palais des Nations from 10h to 12 am. Find out more!