Effective human rights based housing strategies- a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing

Index Number: IOR 40/7475/2017

Amnesty International welcomes the initiative by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context to prepare guidance for states on designing and implementing effective human rights-based housing strategies. The submission draws on Amnesty International’s research and advocacy on the right to adequate housing in several countries around the world. It elaborates some fundamental issues that governments must address in order to ensure that they comply with their commitment to respect, protect and fulfil the right to adequate housing.

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