Council adopts resolution including references to security of tenure – Newsletter # 45

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, presented on March 10-11. At the time, she also presented the reports on the missions to Indonesia and United Kingdom conducted in 2013. Many countries, regional groups, human rights institutions and civil society organizations welcomed such reports. At the end of the session, the Council decided to postpone the decision on the new rapporteurs to the end of April.

 

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* Resolution
The resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council welcomes the work of the Special Rapporteur and addresses a number of issues related to security of tenure, based on the Rapporteur’s guiding principles on security of tenure for the urban poor, presented in her last thematic report. It also renews the housing mandate for another three-year period. Read here the text of the resolution (as orally revised and adopted by consensus).

* Statements
During the interactive dialogue at the Council, many country delegations and regional groups, as well as National Human Rights Institutions, civil society organization and networks read statements welcoming the reports of the Rapporteur, and the thematic focus on security of tenure. Click here to read all the 40 statements.

* New Rapporteurs
At the request of Peruvian Delegation, the Council has decided to postpone the appointment of the nineteen special procedures mandate holders that were supposed to be appointed at the end of this session. The objective is to finalise the process in the course of April.

 

This newsletter is a project of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing and it does not contain official information. Rapporteur (from May 2008): Raquel Rolnik
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