Right to Housing

Holding the Government to Account for England’s Housing Crisis through the ICESCR Parallel Reporting Process

Holding the Government to Account for England’s Housing Crisis through the ICESCR Parallel Reporting Process

The United Kingdom is approaching its 6th Periodic Report to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ...
Victory for Islanders’ Homes: Hong Kong Court Rules Against Unlicensed Funeral Parlour

Victory for Islanders’ Homes: Hong Kong Court Rules Against Unlicensed Funeral Parlour

For over 20 years, residents of Cheung Chau Island in Hong Kong have performed funeral rites in a makeshift ...
Right to Housing Debate Stalled by Canadian Court

Right to Housing Debate Stalled by Canadian Court

By a 2-1 majority, a provincial appellate court has halted proceedings in Tanudjaja v Canada (Attorney-General) ...
The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters' Rights in South Africa

The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters' Rights in South Africa

It is trite to say that land is a contentious issue in South Africa. This encompasses not only the legacy of the ...
The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters’ Rights in South Africa

The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters’ Rights in South Africa

It is trite to say that land is a contentious issue in South Africa. This encompasses not only the legacy of the ...
A Successful First Instance Challenge to Bedroom Tax

A Successful First Instance Challenge to Bedroom Tax

The Liverpool first tier tribunal (“FTT”) has recently overturned the decision of a Local Authority to reduce the ...
Older Homeless Women in Australia

Older Homeless Women in Australia

Australia is often cited as an economic success story. Decades of growth fuelled by the resources and agricultural ...
Is There a Hierarchy of Human Rights and Human Rights Reporting?

Is There a Hierarchy of Human Rights and Human Rights Reporting?

I believe that just as there is a hierarchy of rights, as discussed by human rights scholars, there is also a ...
No Compromise on the Right to Adequate Housing: UN Condemnation of UK Austerity Measures

No Compromise on the Right to Adequate Housing: UN Condemnation of UK Austerity Measures

Statements made by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, following her visit to the UK in ...
South African Informal Traders Forum and Others v The City of Johannesburg and Others: A Promising Start by the South African Constitutional Court

South African Informal Traders Forum and Others v The City of Johannesburg and Others: A Promising Start by the South African Constitutional Court

Departing sharply from its normal procedures, the South African Constitutional Court recently issued what we in ...
Grootboom and the right to housing: A (Virtual) Comparative Conversation between students at UNSW and Oxford

Grootboom and the right to housing: A (Virtual) Comparative Conversation between students at UNSW and Oxford

Students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Oxford recently demonstrated the ...
The Bedroom Tax: the First Six Months

The Bedroom Tax: the First Six Months

Editor's Note: Over the past few weeks we have featured posts on various aspects of the controversial 'bedroom ...

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