École Nationale Supérieure
d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville
60 boulevard de la Villette
75019 PARIS
Metro line 2 : Belleville or Colonel Fabien

Thursday 18 june 2015 - 9:00 to 17:00

9:00 Registration

9:15 Welcome from Ian Brossat , Deputy Mayor of Paris, responsible for housing and emergency shelter

9:30 Does challenging measures that criminalise homelessness work? What lessons from the USA and Canada for lawyers and NGOs in Europe?

  • Stephen Gaetz, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Melanie Redman, Coalition to End Youth Homelessness, Director of National Initiatives - Eva’s Initiaitives, Toronto, Canada
  • Tristia Bauman, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, Washington, USA

Can strategic litigation really make a difference? The Impact of Collective Complaint n°86/2012 against The Netherlands

  • Pim Fischer & Joris Sprakel, Fischer Associates, The Netherlands

Popularity contest? Why do some lawyers and judges like certain European Convention of Human Rights articles more than others? Examples from France and England

  • Alain Couderc, Lawyer, Lyon Bar, Lyon, France
  • Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London, England

12:30 Lunch

The Holy Grail: Finding for a way to bring the right to housing in the scope of EU law...

  • Nicolas Bernard, Saint-Louis University, Brussels, Belgium

The European Social Charter: case law on housing rights arising from the decisions of the European Committee of Social Rights

  • Regis Brillat , Executive Secretary, European Committee of Social Rights, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

Proposals for holding governments to account and turning housing rights into real solutions for homeless people

  • Marc Uhry, Abbé Pierre Foundation, France
  • Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporter on the Right to Adequate Housing, United Nations
News Type: 
Cruel inhuman and degrading treatment
EU Housing Rights
Youth homelessness
Human rights
Right to housing
Right to property