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.

Members of la PAH participating in several discussion events in Berlin on the overall topic of sustainable cities and affordable housing

09/16/2016

Members of la PAH participating in several discussion events in Berlin on the overall topic of sustainable cities and affordable housing

09/16/2016

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.

Yvonne Woods: “The debtors are still very powerless and the creditors are still too powerful”

08/02/2016

Yvonne Woods: “The debtors are still very powerless and the creditors are still too powerful”

08/02/2016

On 20 and 21 June 2016 Observatory DESC held a workshop to which Irish and Croatian activists and lawyers were invited. The aim was to present in which ways the DESC as a human rights center and the PAH as a social movement, both working in the field of housing rights, interact.

  • Migració

Observatory DESC participates in the film festival CineMigrante Barcelona by running two workshops on human rights and justice at the Spanish southern border

07/11/2016

Observatory DESC participates in the film festival CineMigrante Barcelona by running two workshops on human rights and justice at the Spanish southern border

07/11/2016

The Observatory DESC takes part in the third edition of the International Festival of CineMigrante in Barcelona by organizing two workshops. They will take place on Friday, 15 and Saturday, 16 July at the community center Pati Llimona. Both workshops are free of charge and you can register by sending an email to tallerescinemigrantebcn@gmail.com.

UN Independent Expert on debt and human rights warns of debt-related consequences on economic, social and cultural rights in Greece

07/05/2016

UN Independent Expert on debt and human rights warns of debt-related consequences on economic, social and cultural rights in Greece

07/05/2016

Together with several social organizations, the Observatory DESC organized a debate on Monday, July 4 in order to present the latest report by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on human rights and debt, which had been visiting Barcelona.