United Kingdom

The Special Rapporteur, Raquel Rolnik, conducted a mission to the United Kingdom from August 27 to September 11, 2013. To read the press release about the mission, click here.

She expressed serious concern about a deterioration in the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing in the United Kingdom. She warned against the combined impact of various official measures, recent and past, that “have eroded and continue to erode one of the world’s finest systems of affordable housing.”

“The UK has had a long history of providing affordable and good quality housing, and it should take pride in having placed this human right at the centre of its policy priorities,” Ms. Rolnik noted at the end of the first visit to the country by an independent expert designated by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor and promote the realization of the right to adequate housing and the right to non-discrimination in this context worldwide. Read the press release with the Rapporteur’s preliminary observations.

Click here to read her complete media statement given after the mission.

The Special Rapporteur presented the report on the mission at the Human Rights Council on March 10, 2014. Click on the green button below to read it.

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