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The Right to Adequate Housing: Global Issues, Local Action
Description: On November 26, 2009, Miloon Kothari, former UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Commission on Human Rights, gave a public lecture on the right to adequate housing at the Liu Institute for Global Issues as well as an interview with Liu Institute Deputy-Director Julie Wagemakers.
Date: 26 January 2010
Mr. Kothari is a prominent international voice on human rights, especially economic, social and cultural rights. He is an outspoken critic of the countries and institutions that see the neo-liberal and military/security policies as a means to achieving democracy and human rights. Formerly UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on adequate housing (2000-2008), he is also the convener of the Habitat International Coalition's Housing and Land Rights Network and a founding member of the International NGO Committee on Human Rights in Trade and Investment (INCHRITI). He has also been actively involved in works related to the human rights dimension on poverty, water and sanitation. In his work as Rapporteur he has also focused on strategies to ensure respect for human rights in post-conflict and post-disaster situations.

Mr. Kothari is the author of the 2007 UN Human Rights Council Report on Adequate Housing in Canada

Click here to see the Liu Institute's interview with Mr. Kothari:
Part 1, Part 2

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