Vol.3, No.1 of the Housing and ESC Rights Law Quarterly, a publication produced
by the COHRE ESC Rights Litigation Programme, is now available. By focusing on
recent cases and housing legislation, we seek to provide advocates and other
interested persons with information about national and international legal
developments related to housing and ESC rights.
The first article in this edition, by Bruce Porter of the Charter Committee on
Poverty Issues, focuses on a Canadian constitutional challenge to the Chapter
11 investor-state dispute procedures established by the North American Free
Trade Agreement. This is followed by a piece by Drs. Antoine Buyse analysing a
recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights involving the rights of
Roma living in intolerable conditions as a result of racial discrimination and
the destruction of their housing. This edition also contains a round-up of
recent judgments and decisions in ESC rights cases from the US, Nigeria,
Bulgaria and Argentina, as well as a note on a 'case to watch' in Indonesia.
Finally, there is information on forthcoming events.
The Quarterly is available at:
We hope that you will find the Housing and ESC Rights Law Quarterly useful. We
welcome any comments, submissions of case notes and articles for future
editions, as well as information on new cases and relevant events and
publications. Please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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