REPORT

Title : United Nations Documents Related to Housing and Land Rights in India
Author: 
Housing and Land Rights Network
Date: 
Sunday 31st January 2016 Asia/Kolkata
Copyrights: 
Housing and Land Rights Network
Synopsis: 
The body of international law consists of United Nations (UN) treaties that nation states, including India, have ratified. This makes State Parties legally obliged to implement their provisions. The UN human rights system—including treaty bodies and charter-based bodies such as the Human Rights Council and Special Procedures—has also developed mechanisms to report on, assess, and monitor human rights across the world. These mechanisms have, over the years, made observations, comments, recommendations, and issued public statements and communications to State Parties with regard to acts of commission and/or omission related to the realisation of human rights and implementation of international law and policy.

Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) has compiled relevant documents of UN mechanisms that pertain to the issues of housing and land in India.