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Israel's institutionalised discrimination against Palestinians
Geneva, Switzerland, Press Statement of Housing and Land Rights Network
WSF 2007: A marathon marks the end of the event in Nairobi
After five days of meetings and demonstrations attended by about 46,000 delegates from all over the world, a 14km marathon through slums in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, marked the end of the World Social Forum (WSF) on Thursday.
Miloon Kothari, United Nations Expert on Adequate Housing concludes visit to Spain
From 20 November to 1 December 2006, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Miloon Kothari, conducted a mission to Spain to examine the status of realization of the right to adequate housing, paying particular attention to aspects of gender equality and non-discrimination.
Philippines, Nigeria and Greece : 2006 worst housing rights violators
In a press conference COHRE named Nigeria , Philippines and Greece as recipients of the group's 2006 Housing Rights Violator Awards.
Spain warned over construction boom
The United Nations has officially warned Spain that its "uncontrolled building programme" is excluding 25% of the population from owning their own homes, mainly due to the high prices.
Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing to visit Spain
The Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Miloon Kothari undertook his official visit in Spain on 20 November at the invitation of the Spanish authorities.
UN Expert urges Israel to stop destruction of houses and infrastructures in Gaza, calls for military sanctions
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, Miloon Kothari.
Increasingly received reports on forced evictions and displacement around the world
Forced evictions and displacement are taking place in countries world wide, ranging from democratic to authoritarian states. Many are so-called development-based evictions, which include evictions often planned or conducted with the justification or under the pretext of serving the "public good," such as those linked to slum-clearance drives, large-scale infrastructure or other development projects, and land-acquisition measures associated with urban renewal, housing renovation, city beautification, or other land-use programmes. Evictions are also on the rise due to the reluctance of States to control speculation in housing and property. Statement of the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing to the Human Rights Council, Miloon Kothari.
Global Coalition Announces Campaign to Stop Forced Evictions and Privatization of Housing and Land. News Advisory
Decrying a sharp increase in massive forced evictions caused by mega-development schemes and property speculation across the planet, the Habitat International Coalition (HIC) will announce a global campaign to "Stop Forced Evictions and Privatization of Housing and Land” in Montevideo and in London on October 2, with worldwide actions scheduled throughout October.
U.N. Expert on Extreme Poverty reports that amercicans are denied Economic Human Rights
Dr. Arjun Sengupta is to present his report to the Human Rights Council and Cheri Honkala, National Spokeswoman of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC), will speak to the council on poverty in America and the movement for economic human rights. A side event will be held entitled, "The Poor of the U.S.A. confront Human Rights Violations under the Bush Administration”



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