|Adjudicating the Human Right to Adequate Housing: Analysis of Important Judgments from Indian High Courts
|This compilation, the first of its kind in India, presents an analysis of progressive judgments from High Courts across India that have upheld the human right to adequate housing.
|Author: Housing and Land Rights Network India
HLRN India’s new publication titled, Adjudicating the Human Right to Adequate Housing: Analysis of
Important Judgments from Indian High Courts, presents an analysis of progressive judgments
from High Courts across India that have upheld the human right to adequate housing. In the
absence of rights-based housing laws and policies, justiciability of the right to housing has been
limited in India. This publication is thus important, as it documents cases where the judiciary has
acknowledged inadequate living conditions of lower-income groups and emphasized positive
obligations of the state with regard to recognition and protection of their rights, including to
While presenting major trends related to the fulfilment of various aspects of the right to
housing, HLRN’s publication also highlights the inconsistent approach of the Indian judiciary in
adjudicating the right to housing. Even when the right to housing is affirmed as a human right, relief
provided to marginalized groups is often limited. The publication is viewed as a resource to help
build jurisprudence on the right to housing while strengthening the use of legal precedence in India.
You can download the publication here.