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Reclaiming the Right to Housing

 
Juan Carlos Benito Sánchez
 
PhD Fellow at University of Louvain (Belgium), Visiting Researcher at UCL (UK)
 
 
Twitter: @jcbensan

 

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Homeless Bill of Rights

The criminalisation of homelessness is growing in Europe. The banning of begging, the ‘cleansing’ of public spaces, the installation of ‘defensive’ street furniture, and the closure of fountains are just some of the practices being increasingly used to restrict and deny the basic rights of some of society’s most vulnerable citizens.

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The Right to Rent Scheme: Landlords as Immigration Officers

Adrian Berry

Barrister at Garden Court Chambers

A shorter version of this article was first published for Legal Action magazine in the UK; thereafter expanded for his blog, Cosmopolis: Migration, Citizenship, and Free Movement

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New report on homelessness by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing

In March 2016, for the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, will present her new report on homelessness and adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context. 

 

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New report on Housing Exclusion in Europe 2015 - EU legislation relating to housing

 

            

 

 

On November 19th 2015, the report "An Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe 2015" was released by Fondation Abbé Pierre and FEANTSA.

 

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E.U. Legislation relating to housing - An Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe 2015

 

            

 

 

On November 19th 2015, the report "An Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe 2015" was released by Fondation Abbé Pierre and FEANTSA.

 

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Collective Complaint n° 15/2003 - European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) v. Greece [08.12.2004]

Date of the ruling (Decision on the merits) : December 8th 2004

Jurisdiction : European Committee of Social Rights - Council of Europe

Legal basis : Article 16 (right for the family to social, legal and economic protection) of the Revised European Social Charter.

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Collective Complaint n° 31/2005 - European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) v. Bulgaria [18.10.2006]

Date of the ruling (Decision on the merits) : October 18th 2006

Jurisdiction : European Committee of Social Rights - Council of Europe

Legal basis : Article 16 (right of the family to social, legal and economic protection) and Article E (non-discrimination) of the Revised European Social Charter.

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