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“Every human being shall have the right to be protected against being arbitrarily displaced from his or her home or place of habitual residence.” (Principle 6 of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement)


The Right to Adequate Housing Toolkit
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United Nations Commentary and Guidelines on Eviction and Resettlement

Forced evictions

“The practice of forced eviction constitutes a gross violation of human rights, in particular the right to adequate housing” (Commission on Human Rights, Resolution 1993/77)

Documents

Guidance

Forced evictions intensify inequality, marginalization and social conflicts and their impact goes beyond material loss. To learn about eviction impact assessment methodologies:

 


Roma mother and boy living in an informal settlement of Belgrade, Serbia © Bahram Ghazi
[Roma mother and boy living in an informal settlement of Belgrade, Serbia © Bahram Ghazi]

Displacement

“All authorities and international actors shall respect and ensure respect for their obligations under international law, including human rights and humanitarian law, in all circumstances, so as to prevent and avoid conditions that might lead to displacement of persons”. (Principle 5 of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement)

Documents

  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing realization of the right to adequate housing in post-disaster settings (A/66/270)
    Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing on integrating the right to adequate housing, in post-disaster and post-conflict reconstruction processes (A/HRC/16/42)
    Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

Guidance

Links

Tent of a homelewss person in a wood in Ottawa, Canada - © Bahram Ghazi
[Tent of a homeless person in a wood in Ottawa, Canada - © Bahram Ghazi]


Homelessness

“Homelessness is perhaps the most visible and most severe symptom of the lack of respect for the right to adequate housing.” (Special Rapporteur on adequate housing)


Documents


Quick Guides for Policy makers - Housing the poor in Asian cities


Poverty

Well over a billion people are not adequately housed. Millions around the world live in life- or health threatening conditions, in overcrowded slums and informal settlements, or in other conditions which do not uphold their human rights and their dignity.

Guidance

Housing the Poor in Asian Cities, Quick Guides for policy-makers on:

  • Urbanization
  • Low-income housing
  • Land
  • Eviction
  • Affordable housing finance
  • Community-based organizations
  • Rental housing

(These guides are available English, Bahasa, Hindi and Dari)


The Right to Adequate Housing Toolkit

Main page

  • Standards
  • Justiciability
  • Mechanisms
  • Indicators, ...

Issues

  • Forced evictions
  • Displacements
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty, ...

Groups

  • Women
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Migrants, ...

In focus

Financial / housing crisis
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Mega-events
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Climate change
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