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Housing

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Safe as houses?

Homes are for living in but they can be sites of great insecurity. Dinyar Godrej makes the case against the scandal of the property marketplace.

Filed in: Housing

Squatting law is cause of problems, not a cure

Vyvian Raoul calls for change in England and Wales to avoid more deaths like that of a homeless man outside an empty Kent bungalow.

Filed in: Housing Law Society United Kingdom

Dying for a home in Bangalore

Mari Marcel Thekaekara on the plight of a community made homeless by a slum clearance: the latest casualties in the battle for property.

Filed in: Housing Human Rights India Poverty

A counterfeit life in a Philippines slum

Informal dwellers are struggling to survive in Metro Manila, says Iris Gonzales.

Filed in: Cities Housing Philippines Poverty

‘Grow Heathrow’ could change housing law

A win for the community garden could see private landlords held to account under the European Convention of Human Rights. Michael Pooler reports.

Filed in: Environment Housing Human Rights Law United Kingdom

Becoming criminal at home

From 1 September squatting residential buildings in England and Wales will be illegal. Phoenix Rainbow says this is unfair and unworkable.

Filed in: Housing Human Rights Law United Kingdom

Why outlawing squatting will be way too expensive

Criminalizing squatters is likely to cost £790 million and deep cuts to legal aid won’t even cover half of that, warns Rueben Taylor.

Filed in: Housing Human Rights Law

Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes ‘a most heinous practice’

So why do foreign governments continue to turn a blind eye? wonders Noreen Sadik.

Filed in: Housing Israel Palestine

A harsh winter for China’s discontented

Complainants against abuses by Chinese authorities are forced to sleep rough in sub-zero temperatures and those that help them are harassed by police, reports Shuang Gao.

Filed in: Activism China Housing Human Rights

Living beside your oppressor: a Palestinian reality

Adriano Mérola Marotta visits Sheikh Jarrah to meet families daily confronted by settler and state violence.

Filed in: Housing Human Rights Israel Middle East Palestine

Back-door squatting law is a democracy bypass

The government is ignoring the ‘96 per cent’ to rush through anti-squatting legislation that preys on society’s most vulnerable, says Rueben Taylor.

Filed in: Activism Housing United Kingdom

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