LA
2012
Event Type: 
Panel
Description/Abstract of your Event: 
This round-table discussion will engage the audience and a panel of international organizers and grassroots organization members from Budapest Hungary, South Africa, Rio de Janiero Brazil and the US in a discussion around the human right to housing. In certain countries the human right to housing is realized. In the US,there are numerous treaties signed that guarantee the human right to housing, yet homelessness is at an all time high. Can we actualize the human right to housing by using international law? Why is it, countries considered less progressive in comparison to the US have a human right to housing? Can the human right to housing be actualized in a market based society?
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