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Migrants and emergency welfare: explanation of recent European and international case law

As so often happens when it comes to immigration, the streets of France again began to buzz with vague rumours when the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently returned its ruling in the Dano versus Germany case[1]. “Prevention of social tourism” did the rounds of the media, without proper explanation of the content and scope of this decision.

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To cc or not to cc – The effect of collective complaints in practice

On November 10, 2014 the Decisions on the Merits were published for two Collective Complaints against The Netherlands. The first complaint was submitted by FEANTSA and deals with access criteria and availability of shelter for homeless people in the Netherlands.2 The second complaint was submitted by the Conference of European Churches and deals with access to shelter and basic amenities (water, food, clothing) for undocumented migrants.3 In both complaints the European Committee on Social Rights also issued an Immediate Measure for the first time in its history.

 

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C-3537/13 Mohamed RAJI and others against Spain [16.12.2014]

Decided on 16 December 2014

Relevant Articles:   Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (against torture, and "inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment") and Article 8 of the Convention (right to respect for their family life and/or their home)

 

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C-69037/10 Pelipenko v. Russia [16.01.2014]

Decided on 16 January 2014

Relevant Articles: Article 41 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

 

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C-23566/05 Ghasabyan And Others v. Armenia [13.11.2014]

Decided on 13 November 2014

Relevant Articles: Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

 

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C-32185/04 Buceaş and Buciaș v. Romania [01.07.2014]

Decided on 1 July 2014

Relevant Articles: Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

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Housing rights in Canada

Housing is a human right

2014JAHumanRight

What would happen if housing were enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? One activist’s inside account of the radical new fight to end homelessness

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Presentation CECODHAS Europe

Presentation of CECHODAS europe made at the housing rights watch conference

on the 13th of june 2014.

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