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Human Rights Expert Expresses Concern about Angola
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30 March 2006
“In my capacity as Special Rapporteur on adequate housing appointed by the UN Commission on Human Rights, I have following closely for some time the situation with respect to housing rights in Angola, particularly in light of the persisting practice of forced evictions in Luanda. I have brought my concerns
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Alternatives Must Be Found before Eviction
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03 March 2006
By Jenni EvansThe City of Johannesburg has to find alternative accommodation for people it plans to evict from its "bad buildings", the Johannesburg High Court ruled on Friday."We are satisfied," said Centre for Applied Legal Studies researcher Stuart Wilson who represented 300 people facing eviction from what the city calls
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United States: Evictions of Katrina Victims Violate Human Right to Housing
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01 March 2006
The eviction of thousands of Hurricane Katrina survivors from hotels reveals the need for stronger government policies that afford those displaced by the hurricane basic and decent shelter until they are permanently housed.  After a court-ordered extension of the deadline for withdrawing federal support ended on Feb. 13, 2006, hurricane
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Ethnic Dispossession Escalates in Iran
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28 February 2006
The Iranian regime is stepping up its land confiscation programme in order to expand Persian settlements in al-Ahwaz (Khuzestan), despite condemnation by the UNCHR and European Parliament last year.   The Shahinshahr and Ramin settlements are the focus of a new wave of land confiscations, in addition to the ethnic cleansing
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Palestinians Refuse Dalai Lama Visit--Again
By: Middle East Times
21 February 2006
"Dalai Lama visit to Bethlehem canceled to avoid China clash," Bethlehem, West Bank - The Dalai Lama, Tibet`s exiled spiritual leader, had a visit to Bethlehem canceled at the request of the Palestinian Authority, which is unwilling to antagonize China, organizers said on Monday.   Palestinian nongovernmental organization Holy Land Trust, which
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IFI Loans and the Failure of Urban Development
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19 February 2006
By Arif Hasan   Between 1976 and 2003, the government of Pakistan has taken loans from International Financial Institutions (IFIs) for urban development projects. These loans amount to US$ 1,472.44 million (Rs 88.346 billion) and most of them have been for water and sanitation projects. They have multiplied over the years due
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Regression of Housing Rights in Germany
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17 February 2006
On Friday , February 17, a majority of the Federal Parliament agreed to another reduction of housing support for unemployed young adults in Germany. Following a proposal made by Christian and Social Democrats the parliament decided:   - to reduce welfare income for unemployed young adults living with their parents (up to the age
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Victims of Iillegal Evictions Forced to Squeeze into Shanty Towns in South Africa
By: IRIN Africa
13 January 2006
Shanty towns often materialise on the outskirts of South Africa’s cities over night: a single shack quickly multiplies to 10, until the once empty landscape is transformed into a sprawling network of corrugated iron dwellings for the poor. While many of the inhabitants are migrants from across the continent, the
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Hun Sen Says It Is Time for Land Seizures to Stop
By: Documentation Center of Cambodia
08 December 2005
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says there will be no tolerating cases of land grabbing. Land seizures in Cambodia have left thousands of poor families destitute and sparked recent unrest. Hun Sen has warned a revolution could erupt among rural Cambodians if the practice does not cease. "...it is time to stop
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Shanghai, China: 60 Housing Rights Activists Detained outside UN Meeting / Shanghai, Chine : 60 militants du droit au logement en détention en marge de réunion d`ONU
By: English/français
05 December 2005
Around sixty activists were detained by the police this morning in front of the Oriental Pearl building in Shanghai after they attempted to deliver a letter to United Nations officials attending the UN Global Compact Summit taking place nearby. Around 40 are still believed to be detained at Century Plaza
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Land Rights, the Preserve of Cambodia
By: Reuters
22 November 2005
KBAL SPEAN, Cambodia -- For Noun Savy and her family, the end of Pol Pot`s Khmer Rouge in her tiny corner of northwest Cambodia did not mean the start of peace. Instead, she and hundreds of villagers found themselves under attack from police and soldiers in the pay of powerful businessmen bent
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Eviction Notice to 150,000: No More Free Rooms for Katrina Evacuees
By: Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post
16 November 2005
The Federal Emergency Management Agency yesterday warned an estimated 150,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees living in government-subsidized hotels that they have until 1 December to find other housing before it stops paying for their rooms. The announcement effectively starts the clock ticking toward a new exodus of Gulf Coast storm victims who
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Tens of Thousands of World Citizens Unite Online to Debate Urban Sustainability Issues, 1–3 December 2005
By: HIC-HLRN
04 November 2005
Habitat JAM, an unprecedented online global dialogue on urban sustainability, will be held for 72 hours from 1–3 December 2005. Sponsored by the Government of Canada, in partnership with UN-HABITAT and IBM, the Habitat JAM promises to engage, empower and stimulate tens of thousands of global citizens, rich and less
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Communiqué de solidarité aux familles des victimes des incendies de Paris et pour le droit au logement en France.
By: Paul K Nguessan et Knut Unger
30 October 2005
Après les incendies qui ont frappé durement et particulier ment la communauté africaine entre autres les mal-logés, en tant que association des locataires de la ville de Witten en Allemagne, nous sommes scandalisés que dans une grande ville comme Paris : tous les témoignages, font écho de mauvaises conditions de
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South Asia Tremor Must Reinforce Our Resolve
By: UN Press Release
13 October 2005
The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Miloon Kothari: In my capacity as Special Rapporteur on adequate housing appointed by the UN Commission on
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Mass arrests in new Harare blitz
By: BBC
03 October 2005
Mass arrests in new Harare blitz Many of those whose homes were demolished have received little helpMore than 14,000 people have been arrested in Zimbabwe`s capital in the past two weeks in a new police crackdown, state media reports. They are mostly petty traders, street children and illegal currency
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Adequate Housing: A Right for All
By: UN Press Release
03 October 2005
The following statement was issued by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Miloon Kothari, on the occasion of World Habitat Day, 3 October 2005:   The theme chosen by the United Nations for World Habitat Day 2005 is "The Millennium Development Goals and the
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Comunicado en el Dia Mundial del Habitat a la Provincia Santo Domingo
By: CODECOC-Club H?bitat-UPROBRISAS-Comité de Desarrollo de el Tamarindo-Juntas de Vecinos de Villa Esfuerzo-Santa Lucia-Los Angeles-Los Pinos-FRENPROCA-CUP-COPADEBA
03 October 2005
Hoy en el mundo millones de personas se movilizan demandando de sus Estados que respeten los acuerdos y pactos firmados por ellos, como es el PACTO INTERNACIONAL DE LOS DERECHOS ECON?MICOS, SOCIALES Y CULTURALES, PIDESC; las Resoluciones 4 y 7 del Comité de los DESC que declaran ilegales los “desalojos
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Stop Large-scale Housing Privatisation!
By: International Union of Tenants
03 October 2005
Large scale privatisation of municipal, state and social housing takes place, or is planned for in many countries. National, and in many cases foreign, investors look for bargains in east and central Europe, and poor new owners of condominiums apply a strategy to minimize housing related payment. In western Europe,
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?Alto a la privatizacion de la vivienda social a gran escala!
By: Secretaria de la Union Internacional de Inquilinos
03 October 2005
La privatizacion de la vivienda municipal, estatal o social a gran escala esta teniendo lugar o siendo planeada en muchos paises. Inversionistas nacionales, y en muchos casos extranjeros, andan en busca de las gangas (super ofertas a precios irrisorios) en Europa Central y del Este, mientras los pobres nuevos duenos
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