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Human Rights and Housing -

Surely there's a human rights angle to the housing crisis and not being able to afford long-term, adequate housing.

What does the UN write on the issue.

What did Tom Paine, etc. write on the issue?

Instead of FTB's moaning about the lack of affordable housing, couldn't FTBs express their desire for affordable long-term housing as a human right??????????

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Human Rights and Housing -

Surely there's a human rights angle to the housing crisis and not being able to afford long-term, adequate housing.

What does the UN write on the issues.

What did Tom Paine, etc. write on the issue?

Instead of FTB's moaning about the lack of affordable housing, couldn't FTB's start express their desire for affordable long-term housing as a human right??????????

http://www.hrweb.org/legal/escr.html

Article 11

The States Parties to present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions. The States Parties will take appropriate steps to ensure the international co-operation based on free consent.

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Exactly..........

Article 11

The States Parties to present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions. The States Parties will take appropriate steps to ensure the international co-operation based on free consent.

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Exactly..........

Article 11

The States Parties to present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions. The States Parties will take appropriate steps to ensure the international co-operation based on free consent.

However you could argue that rented accomodation qualifies as "adequate"

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I'm not so sure - security of tenure has been eroded - I recall that some of the UN human rights guidelines argue that governments should seek to improve living standards on an ongoing basis - a switchback ride to landlordism, the erosion of tenant rights and wealth redistribution from the young to the old all run contrary to such guidelines.

I really do think there's a human rights angle that has not been exploited.

G

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What about this one from the same link

"Article 10

The widest possible protection and assistance should be accorded to the family, which is the natural and fundamental group unit of society, particularly for its establishment and while it is responsible for the care and education of dependent children. "

If you can never afford to live in more than a 1 bed flat, how does that figure?

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Human Rights legislation is purely a vehicle for decriminalisation in rich countries - it's not for the legitimate plebs benefit

Try it - I reckon it'll get thrown out

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