COVID-19 and the right to housing – a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing

Amnesty International appreciates the present and previous Special Rapporteurs’ efforts in highlighting the importance of the right to adequate housing in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The submission draws on Amnesty International’s research and monitoring of the right to adequate housing in several countries around the world. It focuses on some key developments, highlights some violations in the COVID-19 context and elaborates some fundamental steps that states must take in in order to ensure compliance with their obligation to guarantee the right to adequate housing.

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