Mobilisation and agenda

Housing Rights Watch Expert Workshop: Finding real solutions to the housing crisis

The event is designed to bring together experts working in housing, including housing economics, law, housing rights, homeless services, social housing, financing and foundations, local governments, academics and other groups and individuals.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

International solidarity with homeless people in Hungary

Campaign regarding the criminalization of homeless people in Hungary by A Város Mindenkié.

Being homeless is not a crime

Despite years of advocacy and protests, homelessness became a punishable offence in Hungary . In November 2012, the Constitutional Court struck down a law that criminalised street homelessness, arguing that the state should address homelessness as a social and not a criminal issue.

Cruel, Inhuman & Degrading: Homelessness in the U.S. Under the International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights

On September 3, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released to the public a report, “Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading: Criminalization of Homelessness in the U.S. under the International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights,” addressing concerns raised by the U.N. Human Rights Committee in its review of the U.S.