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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Housing, Right to, International Protection

Charles Majinge

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2024

Right to housing — Migrants, rights — Right to life — Right to adequate standard of living

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The right to housing is an essential individual right to guarantee the adequate enjoyment of economic, social, and cultural rights. It is counted among the second generation of human rights which are based on the principles of social justice and equality. The right to housing imposes a positive obligation on the State to provide adequate housing to its people. This right has been defined by the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing as a right of every woman, man, youth, and child to gain and sustain a safe and secure home and community in which to live in...
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