Report on the São Paulo Consultation on Security of Tenure

The event organized in São Paulo on June 17th, 2013, was attended by 28 people from different regions of the country, including representatives from government, academia, NGOs that work with technical and legal support to urban communities, and social movements.

The main goal of the Consultation was to identify relevant aspects of the Brazilian experience to help define guidelines on security of tenure for the urban poor, which will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council. It also aimed to discuss in what measure new guidelines about the issue, conceived in an international venue, could in turn strengthen tenure security for the urban poor populations in Brazil.

This report succinctly presents the main debates around the issues of land regularization, the social function of urban property and how this concept may improve the access to land for social housing, and also the theme of forced evictions. At the end of the event, proposals for international guidelines were debated.

To read the full report, click here.

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