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Zimbabwe: No crop growing allowed in urban areas
By: Bulawayo, (IRIN)
22 June 2005
Over the past three weeks, police have demolished illegal structures and arrested informal traders in the country’s towns and cities in an ongoing crackdown the government has said is aimed at cleaning up urban centres. The operation has been condemned internationally, as about 200,000 people have been left homeless and
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Japanese activists protest against Tokyo
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11 May 2005
A petition has been circulated by homeless and non-homeless activists throughout Japan - to protest Tokyo`s recent move to "cleanse" parks of homeless persons who stay there. The ability of homeless persons to collectivize and create safe communities in public parks up till now has been an immeasurable resource for
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Growing privatization of property drives homelessness, UN rights expert says
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11 May 2005
11 May 2005 – The growing privatization of property and increased land speculation were among the driving forces behind the 1.6 billion inadequately housed people across the world, including an estimated 100 million who are completely homeless, a United Nations human rights monitor said today.   Miloon Kothari, the UN Human
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This land is OUR land
By: Sanitsuda Ekachai, Bangkok Post
25 April 2005
Ratree Kongwatmai carries two pictures of her eight-year-old daughter. One shows the girl smiling, glowing with happiness. The other shows the girl 10 days after the tsunami, the body decomposed beyond recognition.   "Look at my daughter’s body," Ratree insists. The deep pain in her voice makes it hard for anyone
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Narmada Control Authority decision welcomed
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14 April 2005
Narmada Bachao Andolan 58, Gandhi Marg, Badwani, Madhya Pradesh – 451551 -----------------------------------   Press Statement | April 14, 2005   NCA Decision Welcomed   We have heard that the Narmada Control Authority has decided not to let the Sardar Sarovar Dam ahead until the rehabilitation of all affected persons at a certain height is completed as per the Narmada Tribunal
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Update on imminent eviction in Lagos: the Minister for Housing is fired
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05 April 2005
Lagos, Nigeria   Re: Imminent Forced Eviction of 1,488 Families in Lagos, Nigeria                                                   Important Update   The Social and Economic Rights Action Centre (SERAC) wishes to report that the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. Mobolaji Osomo, has been fired from her job.  Her dismissal was ordered by the President, Olusegun Obasanjo,
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More than 100 Million Homeless Worldwide
By: Gustavo Capdevila
30 March 2005
GENEVA, Mar 30 (IPS) - Homelessness is a growing problem around the globe, affecting both the industrialised and developing worlds, Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Miloon Kothari told the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, currently underway. Over one billion people on the planet lack adequate
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Report of SR on Housing, mission to Brazil
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24 March 2005
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTSSixty-first session, Item 10 of the provisional agenda Economic, Social and Cultural RightsMission to BrazilReport of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Miloon KothariText in English:http://www.hic-net.org/online/E.CN.4.2005.48.Add.3.Brasil_ENG.docText in Portuguese:http://www.hic-net.org/online/E.CN.4.2005.48.Add.3.Brasil_PRT.doc--------------------------------------------------------SummaryThe present report is submitted in accordance with
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"Does anyone hear? Today Nafesa has died"
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14 March 2005
Who will protect the women of Sarando village?   Land Center for Human Rights has received the news of the death of Mrs. Nafesa Zakareya Mohamed El Marakby who lives in Sarando village - Damanhour station, she is 40 years old, she was arrested on Sunday evening 13/3/2005 by Damanhour police forces
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Through No Fault of Their Own: Israel
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17 November 2004
B`Tselem has published a comprehensive report on Israel`s extensive use of punitive demolitions: the demolition of homes of the relatives of Palestinians suspected of involvement in attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. B`Tselem`s research indicates that: ·       Since the beginning of the al-Aqsa intifada, the IDF has demolished 628 housing
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Forced Eviction in New Delhi "Deeply Concerns" Special Rapporteur on Housing
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04 November 2004
On 29 October 2004, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Miloon Kothari, issued the following statement today:"The Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, appointed by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, has paid particular attention to the problem of forced evictions worldwide.
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New HIC-HLRN paper available on-line
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01 November 2004
On 1 November 2004, HIC-HLRN testified before the UN Working Group on People of African Descent (WGPAD). The testimony, which HIC-HLRN Coordinator Joseph Schechla presented, was accompanied by a paper: “Investing in Housing, and Racism, affecting people of African descent.” That paper is now available on the HLRN website at
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U.S. seeks cuts in housing aid to urban poor
By: David W. Chen (The New York Times)
05 October 2004
[Note: HIC-HLRN has issued an Open Letter to President Bush on this matter yesterday, 4 October. Please find it in our urgent action section and support us in claiming the respect of the urban poor`s rights in the USA.] The Bush administration has proposed reducing the value of subsidized-housing vouchers given to poor
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UN Special Rapporteur Statement on Habitat Day
By: Miloon Kothari
04 October 2004
World Habitat Day Statement by the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing   The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on adequate housing, Miloon Kothari, on the occasion of World Habitat Day:   The theme chosen by the UN to mark World Habitat Day 2004 is:
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Right to Land and Housing Now! HIC Members
By: Ana Sugranyes, HIC General Secretary
04 October 2004

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HIC President Statement on the Land and Housing Rights Day
By: Enrique Ortiz
04 October 2004
Habitat International Coalition (HIC) on the International Land and Housing Rights Day. 04 / 10 / 2004 For the international organisations during the past 30 years, the topic of the city has moved from being completely abandoned to being seen as the only engine of development. Change came about along with
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Appeal overturned: Qa`adan family can build home in Katzir
By: Association for Civil Rights in Israel
05 September 2004
After a lengthy legal battle of more than nine years waged by the Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) on behalf of the Ka’adan family, the Supreme Court established explicitly that the family could purchase a plot of land in the residential community of Katzir Justices Mazza, Beinish and Joubran
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Sardar Sarovar Dam Doubts: More Villages Submerged, Adivasis Evicted.
By: Narmada Bachao Andolan and HIC-HLRN office in Delhi
22 August 2004
On 3 August, the Narmada Main Canal—the "lifeline of Gujarat," which is supposed to bring Narmada waters into Gujarat state—was severely breached and broken in two places, calling  into question safety of the dam and its related infrastructure safety into question. Nearly 50 metres of the canal near
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Regional Consultation “Women’s Right to Adequate Housing and Land”
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28 July 2004
Press release Contact: Joseph Schechla Tel: +20 (0)2 347–4360 ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT, 28 July 2004 - On Monday, the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Mr. Miloon Kothari (India) concluded four days of consultations here with women’s rights defenders in the Arab world. The Cairo coordination office of the Habitat International
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Land. That’s What Habitat Was About
By: Moira Farrow, The Vancouver Sun
23 June 1976
In spite of the war of words between Israel and the Arabs, in spite of the militancy and marching over nuclear energy, the key word at Habitat was land.   Like a rock thrown into a pond, the land debate is going to ripple around the world for many years, because it’s as
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