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State and Corporate Accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Legal depository - Country: Democratic Republic of Congo / Body: African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights / Year: 2016

Summary:  In 2004, a small number of lightly armed rebels tried to take control of Kilwa, a remote fishing town in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo). About 50 km away from Kilwa there is a copper and silver mine, where Anvil Mining Company (Anvil Mining), a small Australian-Canadian...

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Second Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe

Resources - Author: Freek Spinnewijn, Manuel Domergue, Marc Uhry, Maria-José Aldanas, Ruth Owen, Sarah Coupechoux / Year: 2017

Since 2015, FEANTSA and the Fondation Abbé Pierre have released a yearly Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe. These annual reports look at the latest Eurostat data (EU-SILC) and assess EU countries’ capacity to adequately house their populations. The 2017 version reveals alarming evidence of rising homelessness across the majority of...

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Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures — World Cities Report 2015

Resources - Author: Anne Klen-Amin, Ben Arimah, Brian Roberts, Bruce Stiftel, Edgar Pieterse, Eduardo Moreno, Graham Tipple, Marco Kamiya, Michael Cohen, Patricia McCarney, Raymond Otieno Otieno, Richard Stren, Sai Balakrishnan, Sarah McCord Smith, Trevor Kanaley, Udo Mbeche-Smith, Vanesa Castán-Broto / Year: 2016

The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The Report unequivocally demonstrates that the...

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The Right to Adequate Housing (Fact Sheet No. 21)

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International human rights law recognizes everyone’s right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate housing. Despite the central place of this right within the global legal system, well over a billion people are not adequately housed. Millions around the world live in life- or health-threatening conditions, in overcrowded...

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Housing

Social protection systems have the potential to assist in the realisation of the right to an adequate standard of living, which includes the rights to adequate nutrition and housing. The human right to adequate housing as as outlined in Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and...

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