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Resident Revenge against Developers
Rising house prices and rents have sparked protests in London, Berlin and New York. Residents show how citizens are taking on city developers.     BERLIN—Last Saturday, as the sun shone on thousands of Berliners gathered in Alexanderplatz, one placard stood out in the crowd. Written on it — beneath a grotesque cartoon
Source George Hammond, Financial Times (11 April 2019)
 
India’s Unrelenting Forced-eviction Crisis
New report highlights the unrelenting crisis of forced evictions, finds over 200,000 persons evicted in India in 2018. Over 114 houses demolished every day, 23 people evicted every hour.     On the eve of India’s General Elections, Housing and Land Rights Network India (HLRN) held a press conference in New Delhi today
Source HLRN-India (09 April 2019)
 
USA: Court Challenge to Israel’s Colonies
In a First, Palestinians Challenge Israel’s Settlement Enterprise—in a US Court The challenge comes in response to a case filed by Israeli settlers against Airbnb.     Randa Wahbe is a United States citizen with West Bank residency who is studying for a PhD in anthropology at Harvard University. Over the years, the 31-year-old
Source Mairav Zonszein, The Nation (18 March 2019)
 
United Nations` Land and Conflict Guidance
Competition and control over land are among the common root causes and subjects of conflict, as well as the underlying factors hindering recovery and durable peace. Meanwhile, land has not been adequately treated in conflict management and resolution. At the same, the land and conflict nexus is only becoming more
Source HIC-HLRN (15 March 2019)
 
USA: Court Rules IFC Not Immune
SCOTUS decision in Jam et al v. International Finance Corporation (IFC) denies absolute immunity to IFC…with caveats     When it rains, it somehow pours.   February 2019 ended up being such a landmark month for international law adjudication. A day after the International Court of Justice released its landmark Chagos Advisory Opinion (finely discussed by
Source Diane Desierto, European Journal of International Law blog (28 February 2019)
 
Vanishing Biodiversity Threatens Our Food
The biodiversity that is crucial for our food and agriculture is disappearing by the day   FAO launches the first-ever global report on the state of biodiversity that underpins our food systems ROME—The first-ever report of its kind presents mounting and worrying evidence that the biodiversity that underpins our food systems is disappearing
Source FAO (23 February 2019)
 
Palestine/Israel: Fake Justices
In early September 2018, after years of legal proceedings, the justices of Israel’s High Court determined there was no legal obstacle to demolishing the structures in the community of al-Khan al-Ahmar, located about two kilometers south of the Jerusalem-choking Kfar Adumim settler colony. The  Court delivered that conclusion as the
Source HIC-HLRN (13 February 2019)
 
EU-Morocco Fishery Accord Violates Law—Again
EU-Morocco fisheries agreement violates international humanitarian law and denies self-determination of Western Sahara people.     Today, Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the planned fisheries agreement between the European Union and Morocco. The vast majority of the catches under this agreement are however to take place to the waters
Source The Greens-European Free Alliance (12 February 2019)
 
AU Summit on Displacement Crisis
Already 55 years ago, the Organization of African States was born with the purpose of peace and unity in what is now the African Union (AU), the largest regional organization on earth. This year, the 32nd regular annual AU summit at Addis Ababa (10–11 February 2019) focuses on another distinguishing
Source HIC-HLRN (09 February 2019)
 
Israel/Palestine: Tourism Accommodates War Crime
The Israeli colonies in occupied Palestine constitute a war crime and crime against humanity. They form elements of the serious crime of population transfer, as codified in the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court, and which previously was prosecuted at the International Military Tribunals at Nuremburg and Tokyo. The
Source HIC-HLRN (31 January 2019)
 


   
 


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