Access to justice for housing discrimination and spatial segregation // consultation by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Friday 7 May 2021 at 15:00 CEST

I would like to alert you about this week’s consultation of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, organized in collaboration with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Network of Equality bodies, Equinet, this Friday 7 May 2021 at 15:00 CEST on access to justice for housing discrimination and spatial segregation.
As legal advice provided by tenant unions worldwide is often a crucial entry point for people who are discriminated in the housing market or in relation to housing, it would be great if you could share this invitation to register for this virtual consultation with the lawyers or legal advice officers working in tenant unions worldwide. Tenant unions have usually a good sense within their country to what extent it is possible to receive effective redress through non-judicial and judicial complaint mechanism available in their jurisdiction, if tenants or persons seeking housing are discriminated because of their nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, social status or any other grounds.

I also want to alert IUT and IUT Member Associations that the Special Rapporteur welcomes of course as well submissions by tenant unions to inform his two forthcoming reports. More information about the event, the forthcoming reports and a questionnaire to assist collecting information is available below. Deadline for submissions for the first report is 14 May, but information received after this date will still be useful for his second report to the UN Human Rights Council.

Many thanks for reaching out and looking forward meet again some colleagues from the tenant union community on Friday. The event will have interpretation in English and Spanish. Below more details in English, Spanish and French.

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