Keyword: right to housing

Автор/ы работы Mehmet Ali Çubuk


Istanbul which is the most crowded city of Turkey has very large slums. After the immigration starting from villages to the cities since 1950s, slums which cluster around of industrial basins occurred. These slums increasing covered the considerable part of the city. Once there was neither any tr...

Algeria, SOS Sfratti fa appello alle autorità in merito alle violazioni del diritto all’abitazione

Algeria, 3,000 children thrown onto the streets in one year The SOS Eviction Committee  was created in July 2009 under the aegis of the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights, headed by Hocine Zahouane, following the renewed outbreak of evictions of families from their homes for various reasons.  Right from the start, the Committee has attempted to attract the attention of the highest authorities in the country through requests and demands for support, but the state continues to turn a deaf ear.

European Union: The first report on homelessness and evictions

"Homelessness prevention in the context of evictions": full report - final version Home is associated with safety, belonging, esteem and personal and child development. Housing and home are intertwined with health, poverty or wealth and opportunity in general. Eviction involves the involuntary removal of people from their homes, with many negative personal and social consequences, particularly for children.In EU Member States where evictions are widely concentrated among people with complex support needs (mostly in Northern European Member States), research shows that about one quarter of those evicted can become homeless.

A cabal of politicians, businessmen and wheeler-dealers were jostling to take control of a prime land in the heartland of the Nairobi Central Business District.

In 1998 the World Bank forced the government of Kenya to do Structural Adjustments Program (SAP) for its states cooperation Kenya Railways Cooperation(KRC) was one of the cooperation to undergo exercise, the railways management terminated their services based on Central Joint Council agreement (C.J.C) which heighten their work termination under regulation of wages and conditions of employment ACT CAP 229.The entire excise was marred with outright impunity, mega- corruption and professional thuggery. This process led to collapse of KRC and thus the issues of settling the workers dues whom were pensioners, retrenched, retired and retained workers arose, several court cases have been instituted to challenge this with no success since the process was marred by political interference of highest order. In May 2006 the government of Kenya established Kenya Railways Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme (KRSBRS) on a trust deed to cater for about 12,000 retires, retrenches and pensioners, some of the work force was deployed to Rift Valley Railways currently facing bankruptcy. On 7th-September 2006 through gazette notice Legal Notice No 169, KRC transferred the estate to the Kenya Railways Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme (KRSBRS) along with other multimillion estates belonging to KRC to offset the accrued millions of depts owed to pensioners, retirees, and rentrenchees.