Guidelines on the implementation of the right to adequate housing

The Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Ms. Leilani Farha, has documented in her thematic and country visit reports, the nature and extent of the global housing crisis. To assist States and other stakeholders in responding to this crisis, her final report to the Human Rights Council is devoted to an articulation of guidelines which outline key elements needed for the effective implementation of the right to housing. These guidelines are based on existing human rights standards and recommendations the Special Rapporteur submitted over the last years to Member States in her official reports.

Draft Guidelines

The final guidelines will be published in February 2020 ahead of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council.

Final Guidelines (A/HRC/43/43Infographic

Public consultation

In October 2019 the Special Rapporteur invited all States, United Nation bodies and agencies, national human rights institutions, human rights experts and civil society organizations to provide comments on the draft guidelines. In addition, a public consultation took place on Monday, 11 November 2019 in Geneva, to which representatives of States, UN agencies and bodies, National Human Rights Institutions and civils society had been invited.

Submissions received


National Human Rights Institutions and International Organizations

Civil Society