Right to Housing

Thubakgale: Obscuring the Right to Access to Adequate Housing

Thubakgale: Obscuring the Right to Access to Adequate Housing

There is a housing crisis in South Africa, which is largely due to the State’s failure to carry out its ...
Indian Supreme Court’s Eviction Order Puts Thousands at the Risk of Homelessness

Indian Supreme Court’s Eviction Order Puts Thousands at the Risk of Homelessness

On 7th June, 2021, the Indian Supreme Court passed a controversial order directing a municipal corporation in the ...
Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: Diverging Approaches to Pandemic Evictions in Brazil and the US

Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: Diverging Approaches to Pandemic Evictions in Brazil and the US

On April 28, 2020, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing issued a guidance note calling on ...
Setting the Record Straight on Socio-Economic Rights Adjudication: Kenya Supreme Court’s Judgment in the Mitu-Bell Case

Setting the Record Straight on Socio-Economic Rights Adjudication: Kenya Supreme Court’s Judgment in the Mitu-Bell Case

On 11 January 2021, the Kenyan Supreme Court delivered the judgment in Mitu-Bell Welfare Society. The case ...
Kenyan Supreme Court on Structural Interdicts and Application of UN Guidelines on Evictions

Kenyan Supreme Court on Structural Interdicts and Application of UN Guidelines on Evictions

The Kenyan Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal decision which found that the forceful eviction of the ...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Reading of the Fair Housing Act:  An Interpretive Approach Aligned with Legislative Policy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Reading of the Fair Housing Act: An Interpretive Approach Aligned with Legislative Policy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s long tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court produced a limited but meaningful body of work in fair ...
Foreign National Rough Sleepers Penalised Under the UK’s Revised Immigration Rules

Foreign National Rough Sleepers Penalised Under the UK’s Revised Immigration Rules

On 22 October 2020, the UK Government’s Home Office Department published a Statement of Changes (‘SoC’) to update ...
Right to housing and dignity denied: Indian Supreme Court orders eviction of slum dwellers within 3 months

Right to housing and dignity denied: Indian Supreme Court orders eviction of slum dwellers within 3 months

In a recent order passed in the case of MC Mehta v. Union of India, the Supreme Court has given directions to ...
Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

A number of key human rights issue arise following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy in which 72 people died, and many ...
Rude Awakening for over 20,000 Residents of Kibera in Kenya

Rude Awakening for over 20,000 Residents of Kibera in Kenya

On Monday, 23 July 2018, over 20,000 residents of Kibera slum in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi woke up to the rude ...
The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

Since the closure of the ‘Jungle’ in October 2016, the asylum seekers and refugees that remain in Calais, Dunkirk ...
Is the restitution of land in the ‘public interest’?

Is the restitution of land in the ‘public interest’?

In the wake of public hearings taking place around South Africa concerning the Parliamentary motion to review and ...

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