Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

The report addresses the importance of public spaces for the exercise of cultural rights and the challenges which must be addressed so that everyone can access and enjoy such spaces. It reviews existing frameworks and proposes a more holistic human rights-based approach for policymaking.

The report states:

Relevant authorities should consider legal recognition of the right to the city and the right to public spaces as a means to develop human rights-based public policies. 

With the recognition of Habitat International Coalition and the Global Platform for the Right to the City contributions to this debate.