Monitoring group of civil society organizations regret Spain’s response to the UN views and recommendations on the failure to provide alternative housing to a family evicted from its home

02/08/2018

Monitoring group of civil society organizations regret Spain’s response to the UN views and recommendations on the failure to provide alternative housing to a family evicted from its home

02/08/2018
  • 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.

A Monitoring Group of the ESCR Committe decision against Spain is created

12/13/2017

A Monitoring Group of the ESCR Committe decision against Spain is created

12/13/2017

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:

We are defenders. In the face of repression, we defend human rights.

09/24/2017

We are defenders. In the face of repression, we defend human rights.

09/24/2017

Manifest


Defending our cities in a “showcase Europe”

09/20/2017

Defending our cities in a “showcase Europe”

09/20/2017

This article has been published in the Global Platform for the Right to the City newsletter: http://www.righttothecityplatform.org.br/defending-our-cities-in-a-showcase-europe/

Why do we need a tenants association in Barcelona and Catalonia?

12/20/2016

Why do we need a tenants association in Barcelona and Catalonia?

12/20/2016

Global Strategy Meeting ESCR Net in Buenos Aires

11/22/2016

Global Strategy Meeting ESCR Net in Buenos Aires

11/22/2016

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

New Report "Housing exclusion at the local level: mortgages's crisis in Barcelona 2013-2016"

10/25/2016

New Report "Housing exclusion at the local level: mortgages's crisis in Barcelona 2013-2016"

10/25/2016

The Observatori DESC (ESCR Observatory) and the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH, Platform of people Affected by Mortgages) present a new report focusing on the infringement of the right to housing in the local world.

The Battle for #Renter Power in National Renters’ Day of Action

09/23/2016

The Battle for #Renter Power in National Renters’ Day of Action

09/23/2016

Yesterday, on 22nd September, thousands of renters and activists in the United States took to the streets to join the National Renters’ Day of Action (#RentersDayofAction). Through demonstrations, marches and other kinds of actions in nearly 50 cities across the country, citizens declared a Renter State of Emergency. What is meant here is a state in which the number of evictions reached unacceptable dimensions, whereas rents and utility costs are rapidly and constantly rising.

Cities and civil society towards Habitat III

09/22/2016

Cities and civil society towards Habitat III

09/22/2016

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.