Statement of Lorena Zárate, HIC President, condemning the violent crackdown on the demonstrators on October 19 in ParisMexico City, October 23, 2013To the activists for the right to housing and the right to the city To international public opinion To the media To the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing To the UN-Habitat Executive Director To the UCLG General Secretariat On behalf of the Habitat International Coalition (HIC), a global network composed of more than 350 organizations in 120 countries around the world, working for 37 years for the promotion, protection and...
Date published: 10-31-2013
Spanish government approves draft law cracking down on demonstrationsCampaigners criticise legislation as attempt to muzzle protests against government's handling of economic crisis
Date published: 12-02-2013
Invitation- side event "Land and environmental rights defenders in danger"* You can download the flyer here. ...
Source: World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)
Date published: 11-28-2013
Citizens Evacuate from One of Syria’s Most Targeted TownsSummary On October 13, 2013 the Syrian government and rebels called a ceasefire in Moadamiyeh, a suburb seven miles south of Damascus, allowing residents to evacuate. This video documents the exodus of men, women, and children, carrying their belongings in suitcases and plastic bags as they head down the main road out of the town. Human Rights Issue In a region wrought with conflict, it is hard to believe any one place could be called the "city of death,” but Moadamiyeh, has...
Date published: 11-27-2013
British firm plans 'humane' housing for Qatar World Cup migrant labourersQuantex Qatar in joint venture to improve often dire conditions of migrants working on projects for 2022 tournament
Source: Robert Booth, the guardian
Date published: 11-22-2013