The Ruhr Tenants Forum started protest mails addressed to the new government and announced heavy protests if the government will keep its plans.
In the social responsibility discourse promoted in the corporate world, the issue has largely been civility and noblesse oblige, rather than fundamental rights and justice for all.
HIC-HLRN repeatedly has received alarming information from local civil society sources of massive evictions in throughout Zimbabwe that already have rendered 200,000 people homeless in two weeks. Some 30,000 street vendors and people working informally have been detained and if the eviction drive continues, “the estimates are that 2 to 3 million people could be affected, which is about a quarter of (Zimbabwe's) population," as M. Kothari, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing warned in a press conference on 3 June.
This short book is written so that common women and men in Africa can read about women's rights to housing and land, and what COHRE and other people ﬁghting for these issues think should happen to make things better for women. It includes references to African countries, international agreements on women's housing rights and a glosary of terms frequently used while defending housing rights.
This study was undertaken within the framework of the United Nations Housing Rights Programme – a joint initiative of UN-HABITAT and the OHCHR. The study includes a review of relevant literature, identification of case studies, the collection of primary data through direct contacts with organizations/networks of indigenous peoples and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
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While international and national laws increasingly recognize women’s right to adequate housing, considerable gaps still exist between such recognition and the reality of large-scale denial of this right. Study by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Miloon Kothari.
The women gathered at the World Women’s Forum
Request that the points raised in this Charter be considered in the “World Charter for the Right to the City” and the Local Agenda 21 of Culture (to be approved at the Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion). Both initiatives will be presented at the World Urban Forum (Barcelona, September 2004)
We are convinced that the most important rights, including the right to housing, must be an integral part of this Charter as an important step towards the construction of a Europe of and for all the people.
This paper aims to explore the notion of the “Right to the City,” a concept first developed by Henri Lefebvre in 1968 in Le droit à la ville. While not exhaustive in its examination of the subject, the present discussion paper is intended to examine the notion as it has evolved conceptually and as it has manifested, either explicitly or implicitly, in urban policies and practices in cities and regions worldwide over the past few decades. It will also provide the reader with an inventory of recent developments in research and policy practice and, finally, with the potential theoretical and practical limitations to the “Right to the City” concept.
According to the Housing Privatisation Law almost 50% of the national housing stock was privatised. The majority of Russians have very few chances to improve their housing conditions in near years. But the most painful position the homeless refuges and forced migrants have.
Expectations that CSD 13 would correct the almost total failure of the Johannesburg-Summit regarding settlements and local development were bitterly disappointed. CSD 13 again failed to deal with the problems of the cities in the north or the east (environment, traffic, financial, social) as well as with the urban consequences of economic globalisation, privatisation, sub-urbanization, population changes.