Right to Housing

Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Image description: Multicoloured houses seen from above The right to adequate housing is considered to be a ...
How Evictions Law Has Been Implemented in the Lower Courts in South Africa

How Evictions Law Has Been Implemented in the Lower Courts in South Africa

Image description: A poster with the text, 'decent, low-cost housing is a basic right; no more evictions; people ...
Spotlight on an Understudied Institution: Evictions and the Magistrate’s Court in South Africa

Spotlight on an Understudied Institution: Evictions and the Magistrate’s Court in South Africa

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Demolitions in Muslim neighborhood in Delhi are unconstitutional

Demolitions in Muslim neighborhood in Delhi are unconstitutional

Image description: Bulldozers demolishing buildings in Kolkata, India in January 2020. On 20 April 2022, the ...
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 ...

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