It has been estimated that over 1.6 billion people lack adequate housing. Even though definitions of homelessness vary across the globe, the term encapsulates a wide range of situations of precarious shelter. The connection between homelessness and human rights is clear. Homelessness impinges on a range of rights including the right to adequate housing, the right to life and respect for human dignity. Human rights law creates a number of positive obligations which arguably require a comprehensive approach to address rough sleeping and precarious housing situations.
At this event, distinguished practitioners and academics will identify key legal challenges and opportunities for further action and discuss how International Human Rights Law can inform a comprehensive approach, involving cooperation between governments, organisations, and communities.
Event convened by Iris Anastasiadou, Researcher in Public International Law, BIICL with the kind support of Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching and Training, BIICL and Katie Lines, Research Leader, Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, BIICL.
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Lord Bird MBE, Co-founder, The Big Issue
Tam Latymer, Barrister, Chambers of Tam Latymer
- Jamie Burton KC, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
- Dr Koldo Casla, Senior Lecturer, University of Essex
- Stephanie Lovegrove, Barrister, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square
Balakrishnan Rajagopal, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing
This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.
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