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Housing in Europe:
Time to Evict the Crisis
On 5 December, ESCR-Net sent a letter to Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, to express the Network’s collective concern following the murder of Sibonelo Patrick Mpeku. Mr. Mpeku, 32 years old, was a leader of ESCR-Net member Abahlali baseMjondolo, social movement of shack-dwellers living in South Africa’s informal settlements. In Abahlali he served as chairperson for the Sisonke Village branch and the KwaZulu/Natal Provincial Council. Mpeku was reportedly killed around 11:00...
Date published: 12-05-2017

On 25–27 October 2017, HIC’s Housing and Land Rights Network will organize the 6th round of its Land Forum for the Middle East/North Africa in Tunis. This time, the periodic HIC Middle East/North Africa event will be the first-ever civil-society effort dedicated to building capacity for implementing, monitoring and evaluating performance of the international Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Forests and Fisheries in the region. HIC-HLRN’s 6th...

Date published: 10-25-2017
Message of gratitude
Source: Habitat International Coalition
Dear Members, Friends and Allies, Thank you very much. On behalf of Habitat International Coalition we would like to thank our Members, Friends and Allies for the great participation, good spirit and excellent willingness shown in the meetings undertaken last week in Nairobi. HIC's global struggles for social justice, gender equality, and environmental sustainability, and the defence, promotion and realization of human rights related to housing and land in both rural and urban areas...

Date published: 10-20-2017
Introduction India will be hosting the2017 FIFA Under-17 (U-17) World Cuptournament for the first time, from 6-28 October 2017. The matches will be played in six cities across the country, including Kolkata in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. In order to ‘beautify’ the city for players and tourists from across the world, the Government of West Bengal, reportedly, has demolished 88houses and rendered 5,000 street vendors and 18,000 rickshaw-pullers without any...

Date published: 10-11-2017
Global call for the Right to the City: Stop Forced Evictions
Source: The Global Platform for the Right to the City
Nairobi, October 11th, 2017 The Global Platform for the Right to the City members, friends and allies from all around the world, gathered in Nairobi, make a global call for the right to the city, and the universal opposition to forced evictions and displacements. Forced evictions are a gross violation of human rights. According to international standards and commitments, national and local governments are asked to (1) take preventive measures; (2) ensure sufficient protection; and...

Date published: 10-11-2017
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