News on the Rapporteurs

Human Rights Council Appoints 19 Human Rights Experts

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The Human Rights Council today appointed 19 human rights experts to serve as United Nations Special Procedure mandate holders tasked with reporting on a wide range of human rights themes and country situations.

Address acute housing crisis – Special rapporteur on adequate housing

The UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing Raquel Rolnik made her final presentation to the UN Human Rights Council, on March 10-11, emphasizing on the security of tenure.

Council adopts resolution including references to security of tenure

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The UN Human Rights Council adopted, in its 25th session, a resolution on adequate housing, including references to security of tenure, the topic of the Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik’s final thematic report.

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.

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.

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!

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.