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Forced Eviction in New Delhi "Deeply Concerns" Special Rapporteur on Housing
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.

New HIC-HLRN paper available on-line
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

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

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:

Right to Land and Housing Now! HIC Members
By: Ana Sugranyes, HIC General Secretary
04 October 2004


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

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

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

Regional Consultation “Women’s Right to Adequate Housing and Land”
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

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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