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We`re Celebrating 70th Human Rights Day
By :HLRN
10 December 2018
Declaration on Human Rights Day and the Right to the City   We, social movements, civil society and local governments’ organizations are committed to social justice through the promotion, defense and fulfillment of all human rights related to habitat, including the Human Right to Adequate Housing, Land and the Right to the
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France: Equality Law Fails, Roma Evictions Increased
By :ERRC
08 February 2018
Paris, Budapest 6 February 2018: In the last year 11,309 Romani people were evicted from their homes in France, the majority of which (8,161) were forcefully evicted by authorities. A further 2,055 left their homes before the arrival of authorities, under pressure of an imminent eviction. Last year saw a 12% increase
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Italy: Romani Emergency Shelter Closed
By :Jonathan Lee, Elena Risi, ERRC
28 October 2016
A majority Roma shelter located at Via Amarilli in Rome will be officially closed by 31 October 2016. This comes after officials from Rome Municipality announced the closure and the subsequent eviction of the majority Roma shelter on the 5 October. Associazione 21 Luglio and the ERRC see this as
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Confiscating Houses for the Greater Good
By :Vijeta Uniyal
29 September 2015
Governments across Europe are complying with European Union directives to accommodate tens of thousands of migrants arriving each day. Germany, which became the driving force behind the recent influx of migrants after it suspended Dublin convention, refuses to put any cap to the number of migrants it can absorb. The rules of
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To All Europe Cities "Open Doors to Refugees"
By :Ian Mount , fortune.com
08 September 2015
The question now is how much city governments will be able to accomplish until there is a commitment at the national and EU levels. As August rolled to a close, Barcelona’s new left-wing mayor Ada Colau posted an emotional plea on her Facebook feed. Decrying the hundreds of migrants drowned in
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The Refugees and Imaginative Urban Planning
By :Jane Paulick, Deutsche Welle
05 September 2015
Not only politicians are looking for solutions to ease the refugee crisis. Architects are also devising ways to integrate new arrivals that avoid ghettos arising on city limits while also fostering urban regeneration. One fixture in the pictures that went round the world in the recent week of violent clashes outside
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USA: Supreme Court Opposes Housing Bias
By :Aljazeera America, the Associated Press
25 June 2015
The Supreme Court handed a major victory to the Obama administration and civil rights groups on Thursday when it upheld a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination. The justices ruled 5-4 that federal housing laws prohibit seemingly neutral practices that harm minorities, even without proof of
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Documents (10)

Document Title

Publication Date

ميثاق الحق في المدينة: بيروت الكبرى

17 November 2017

Right to the City Charter in Greater Beirut

17 November 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

Compilation of Habitat II Commitments

22 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Displaced, Migrants and Refugees

21 July 2016

Habitat II Commitments on Safety and Security

21 July 2016

HIC @ Habitat III

23 June 2016

Vienna, “Menschenrechte in der Stadt: Eine Stadt für Alle (English version)

19 December 2014

NGO Treaty on Urbanisation. Towards Just Democratic and Sustainable Cities, Towns and Villages

16 June 1992

Comité des droits économiques, sociales et culturelles, "Le droit à un logement suffisant," Observation générale no 4

13 December 1991

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