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Barry Pinsky Receives Award from Governor General
HIC congratulates Barry Pinsky, HIC Wisdom Keeper, and Rooftops Canada, a HIC Member.
Source Rooftops Canada (07-24-2017)
Result of Elections of North America Representative to the HIC Board
Source HIC- North America Electoral Committee (07-07-2017)
Spain eviction violated family’s human rights, UN experts find
Source Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (07-06-2017)
African court’s landmark ruling gives hope to rural people across the continent
The African court has demonstrated its autonomy in a continent where judicial independence remains shaky in many states.
Source Liz Alden Wily, The Conversation (06-30-2017)
Grenfell Tower is a terrible betrayal of human rights
The tragic fire remains a symbol of what has gone wrong in housing for poor people, despite my warnings to the UK government not to ignore human rights.
Source Leilani Farha, theguardian (06-23-2017)
Civil society taking strategic ‘breath’ amid pause on New Urban Agenda
Source Gregory Scruggs, Citiscope (06-22-2017)
Electoral Committee calls to vote for North America Representative at the HIC Board 2017-2021
Check the Candidate's documents and send us your vote!
Source HIC- North America Electoral Committee (06-19-2017)
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)

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