Housing and City

8 February, 2018
  • They denounce the inadequate and insufficient response of the Spanish government to the recommendations issued by the UN Committee of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which condemned Spain for violating the right to housing in the case of a family with young children (one and three-year-old).
  • After being evicted, they had to live in a car for ten days due to lack of resources.
13 December, 2017

Last June, the ESCR Committee of the United Nations, the body in charge of overseeing the fulfillment of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), issued a decision stating that Spain had violated the right to housing in a case of tenants' eviction. In its recommendations, the Committee urged Spain to:

20 September, 2017

This article has been published in the Global Platform for the Right to the City newsletter:

22 November, 2016

From 14 to 20 November we participated in the ESCR Global Strategy Meeting, together with more than 100 movements from 40 countries. With the defense of human rights and social justice as a goal, we have discussed strategies and priorities for the coming years. In the strategic litigation group, of which the Observatori DESC takes part, we considered strengthening case litigation and the implementation of resolutions. In addition, we exchanged experiences

22 September, 2016

Yesterday we participated in the event organized by Badalona City Council to explain its participation in the Habitat III process and its cooperation with other outlying cities such as Saint Denis.

16 September, 2016

During this week – the week before the elections of the Berlin state parliament on 18 September 2016 – there will be even three events taking place on the subject of livable and sustainable cities.