Special Rapporteur on the right to housing to the UN General Assembly: Discrimination in the context of housing
Mr Balakrishnan Rajagopal, the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, will be presenting to the UN General Assembly his new Report on discrimination in the context of housing (A/76/408) 26 October 2021, from 3 PM to 4 PM (NY time) (click for your local time)
The report highlights that discrimination in housing is a global problem and continues to be one of the most pervasive and persistent barriers to the fulfilment of the right to adequate housing. Housing discrimination includes discriminatory access to private and public housing, to building land, housing for rental, mortgages and credit and inheritance, ensuring equal security or tenure, protection against evictions, habitability, equal and affordable access to public services, such as water and sanitation, energy, public transport and others.
The report sets out the human rights obligations of States, public authorities, regional and local Governments, public and private housing providers to ensure non-discrimination in housing. It provides an overview how public authorities can work towards elimination of housing discrimination through regulation and anti-discrimination legislation, and ensure that victims of housing discrimination have access to justice and remedies through judicial and non-judicial mechanisms.
👉 Read the full report and all its recommendations