Habitat International Coalition América Latina (HIC-AL, www.hic-al.org), the Asociación
Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ, www.acij.org.ar) and the Centro de
Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS, www.cels.org.ar), supported by 29
organizations (including Fundar, Instituto Polis, Terra de Direitos and Espacio
DESC) and movements working for the observance of human rights and improvement
of housing in Latin America, prompted a thematic regional hearing of the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to discuss issues concerning
the situation of Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) of people living
in urban shantytowns in the Americas.
The IACHR reported that, as part of
its 154th regular session, has decided to give a thematic regional hearing to
discuss issues concerning the situation of Economic, social and cultural rights
of the inhabitants of urban neighborhoods in the Americas to be held on Friday,
March 20, 2015 at the Ruben Dario Room, located on the 8th floor of the GSB
Building of the Organization of American States in Washington DC City.
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