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Palestine/Israel: Fake Justices
In early September 2018, after years of legal proceedings, the justices of Israel’s High Court determined there was no legal obstacle to demolishing the structures in the community of al-Khan al-Ahmar, located about two kilometers south of the Jerusalem-choking Kfar Adumim settler colony. The  Court delivered that conclusion as the
Source HIC-HLRN (13 February 2019)
AU Summit on Displacement Crisis
Already 55 years ago, the Organization of African States was born with the purpose of peace and unity in what is now the African Union (AU), the largest regional organization on earth. This year, the 32nd regular annual AU summit at Addis Ababa (10–11 February 2019) focuses on another distinguishing
Source HIC-HLRN (09 February 2019)
Israel/Palestine: Tourism Accommodates War Crime
The Israeli colonies in occupied Palestine constitute a war crime and crime against humanity. They form elements of the serious crime of population transfer, as codified in the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court, previously prosecuted at the International Military Tribunals at Nuremburg and Tokyo. The International Law Commission
Source HIC-HLRN (31 January 2019)
Eating within Planetary Proportions
The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health has convened 37 of the worlds’ leading scientists to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet within the limits of our global ecosystem. Their conclusions contribute to the specificity needed to align human behavior with the goal of sustaining the human
Source HLRN (30 January 2019)
HLRN on Israel’s ICESCR Treaty Review
HIC’s Housing and Land Right Network formally has submitted commentary on Israel’s current periodic report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on that state party’s implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The current periodic review covers the period since Israel’s
Source HIC-HLRN (17 January 2019)
We`re Celebrating 70th Human Rights Day
Declaration on Human Rights Day and the Right to the City   We, social movements, civil society and local governments’ organizations are committed to social justice through the promotion, defense and fulfillment of all human rights related to habitat, including the Human Right to Adequate Housing, Land and the Right to the
Source HLRN (10 December 2018)
Israel Court OKs Evicting 700 Jlem Palestinians
The Israeli Supreme Court yesterday rejected a petition submitted by 104 Palestinians against claims by a right-wing Israeli organisation paving the way for 700 Palestinians to be forced from their homes, Haaretz reported.   The 700 Palestinians, who make up 70 families, have been going through a legal battle to protect their
Source Middle East Monitor (22 November 2018)
UN Peasants’ Rights Declaration Adopted in GA
NEW YORK—The  UN General Assembly’s Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) passed a draft that would have the Assembly adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas.  This vote assures that the Declaration will enter the next edition of Human Rights:
Source HLRN (20 November 2018)
40-yr Struggle: Rights to Housing, Land and City
Are our global property rights still guaranteed? 40 years of global struggle for rights to housing, land and the city     Gentrification, forced evictions, lack of access to housing -  these are all concepts familiar to us. They pose serious and real threats in all corners of the world and can violate
Source Álvaro Puertas Robina, Thomas Reuters Foundation (12 November 2018)
CAR: 10K Displaced in Batangafo
NEW YORK—Following clashes on Wednesday between armed groups in Central African Republic (CAR), more than 10,000 people fled their homes and are seeking refuge in the compound of a hospital in Batangafo supported by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).   Violent clashes between armed groups in
Source Medecins sans frontier (02 November 2018)


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