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Solidarity with Diyarbakır’s arrested co-Mayors and call to respect local democracy in Turkey
Next 20 June, the trial against the arrested Co-Mayor of our member city of Diyarbakır, Gültan Kışanak, will take place under a context of state of emergency in Turkey. According to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, her detention is contrary to human rights standards set forth in international treaties ratified by Turkey, such as the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms or the European Charter of Local Self-Government. In relation with these organizations, the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights gives a follow up of the situation of the Diyarbakır Co-Mayors and other arrested public officials and representatives, inviting local governments and partners to join a common mobilization calling to safeguard local democracy in Turkey.
Source UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights (06-15-2017)
Press Release: Report on India’s Smart Cities Mission Highlights Serious Human Rights Concerns
Source HIC-SA (06-13-2017)
Call for Papers! TRISE Conference: The Right to the City and Social Ecology - Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities
The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) is glad to announce its Fourth conference, taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 1st to 3rd of September 2017.
Source Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) (05-23-2017)
Electoral Committee calls to nomination for North America representative at the HIC Board 2017-2021
Also includes Schedule, HIC Members List and Guidelines
Source HIC- North America Electoral Committee (05-17-2017)
News Release. Housing inequality defines Chilean landscape – UN Expert says
Source Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing (05-02-2017)
Extension of deadline for set up of Electoral Committee - HIC-NAM election
Election of HIC Board Member and Alternate (2017-2021)
Source HIC-GS (04-25-2017)
HIC Regional Event in Africa / HIC General Assembly in Africa / Planning Event of the Global Platform for the Right to the City in Africa
Letter to HIC Members in the Africa region
Source HIC-GS (04-21-2017)
Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement Press Statement: Two ANC Ward Councillors Have Launched a Local Militia in Durban
We do not believe that the purpose of this militia is to fight crime. It is clear to us that the purpose of this militia will be to use violence and intimidation to repress free political activity in these wards. We call upon all democrats to join us in opposing this militia and to take a clear stand for the rights of of all people, including impoverished black people, to organise freely and to live without fear and intimidation.
Source Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement (04-13-2017)
Solidarity Appeal against Tokyo Homeless Eviction
Urgent statement of protest against the total enclosure of Miyashita Park in Shibuya Ward
Source Various solidarity groups (04-07-2017)
Land Times, issue nº 15
The Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition welcomes you to its15th issue of Land Times, which contains insights on regional developments that identify the human rights dimensions of land in the Middle East/North Africa and related struggles to fill the gaps in current legal and policy frameworks. This time, our publication date falls on the Palestinian national Day of the Land.
Source HIC-HLRN (04-03-2017)

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