Security of Tenure of the Urban Poor: First Version, Open to Public Consultation – Newsletter #39

The first version of the final report on tenure security, containing recommendations on this subject, is already available for public coonsultation. The report will be presented in March 2014 to the UN Human Rights Council. You will also find here information about the official visit to the United Kingdom in August and September, including the rapporteur’s preliminary findings. In other news, the Human Rights Council has set the deadline for applications for new special rapporteurs to be appointed in March 2014. Finally, at the end of October the Special Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik will present her annual thematic report to the UN General Assembly in New York.


Right to Adequate Housing

* Security of Tenure
The first version of the final security of tenure report, including recommendations on the subject, is available for open public consultation here. The report is part of the ongoing Security of Tenure Project of the Rapporteur since 2012. Send your comments and contributions by 24 October to the email:

* UK Mission
From 29 August to 11 September, the Special Rapporteur officially visited the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to assess the situation of the right to adequate housing in the country. Information about the mission, including press releases and the rapporteur’s preliminary findings, can be found here.

* Rapporteur at General Assembly
On October 25, the Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik will present her annual report to the UN General Assembly in New York. The report addresses housing renting policies, and collective and cooperative arrangements. Read it here.

* New Rapporteurs
October 31 is the deadline to send applications for the selection of new independent experts of the Human Rights Council. Seventeen new rapporteurs will be elected in March 2014. To find out more information on the selection process and the application form, click here.


This newsletter is a project of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing.
Rapporteur (from May 2008): Raquel Rolnik
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