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Access to land: basis of the right to the city

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“Access to land: basis of the right to the city” with the Special Rapporteur on the right to housing. On March 11th, 6h30 – 8h30 pm. Find out more.

New York abandons plan to clear subways of sleeping homeless people

Amid sharp criticism, officials clarified that the plan was for an “outreach program” to help homeless people during cold weather. They stressed that no one could be forced to leave the subway system unless they were hurting someone or committing a crime.

Land, Water Grabs Devastate Communities

New satellite imagery shows extensive clearance of land used by indigenous groups to make way for state-run sugar plantations in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley, Human Rights Watch and International Rivers said today.

Call for contributions from indigenous peoples for two studies

We are pleased to forward the information note regarding the call for contributions from indigenous peoples to the two studies currently being carried out by the Human Rights Council’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Webinar on Tent Cities, Homelessness & Human Rights

Title: Tent Cities, Homelessness & Human Rights. Webinar on Thursday, March 6th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST.

Indigenous communities face imminent eviction

Having fought tirelessly against the unlawful Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam, the indigenous Ngäbe communities on the banks of Panama’s Tabasará river are today threatened with forced eviction at the hands of Panama’s notoriously brutal security forces.

Villages Flooded As Heavy Rains Weaken Zimbabwe Dam

The Zimbabwean government has appealed to the international community for nearly US$20 million to help evacuate and assist 60,000 people at risk of being swept away by rapidly rising water in a partially constructed dam, following heavy rainfall in the normally drought-prone Masvingo province in the southeast.

Life on margins: Slum dwellers for resettlement plan before eviction

Resolving to resist any move to evict them, residents of various katchi abadis in the capital held a demonstration in Sector H-11 katchi abadi on Sunday afternoon, said a press release.

UN human rights experts urge Kenya to repeal discriminatory sections in Matrimonial Property Act

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A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged Kenya to repeal sections of the Marriage and Property Act which effectively deny women the right to marital property upon divorce or death of their spouse.

Sneinton Market: Eviction notices handed to 21 tenants

MORE than 20 tenants of units next to Sneinton Market are being evicted to make way for a new creative area. Notices were handed out to traders over the course of the last week and Nottingham City Council says it will help them find alternative places.