Publications
 
Activities at HLRN include a strong publication component in the form of research and fact-finding reports, training material, brochures, reports to UN bodies, and human rights status updates. These are used as reference as well as practical tools for advocacy, awareness generation, human rights education, and other forms of solidarity-building.

Below is a list of HLRN publications. Click on a link to open and download the publication. Unfortunately, some of our documents are only available in hard copy.

To order any of the publications below, please send us an e-mail:
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FACT-FINDING REPORTS
FORCED TO THE FRINGES: Disasters of 'Resettlement' in India (Savda Ghevra, Delhi; Kannagi Nagar, Chennai; and Vashi Naka, Mumbai)

Forced Eviction and Demolition of Homes in Ejipura/ Koramangala, Bangalore - Final Report of a Fact-Finding Mission (June 2013)
March 2013.

Planned Dispossession: Forced Evictions and the 2010 Commonwealth Games 2010
Report of a Fact-finding Mission to Sites of Forced Eviction in Delhi
Fact-Finding Report No. 14 (2011)

Do People's Voices Matter? The Human Right to Participation in Post-tsunami Housing Reconstruction
Report of a Fact-finding Mission to Tsunami-affected Areas of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry
Fact-Finding Report No. 10 (2006)

Battered Islands
Report of a Fact-finding Mission to Tsunami-affected Areas of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Fact-Finding Report No. 9 (2006)

Post-Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation: A Violation of Human Rights
Report of a Fact-finding Mission to Tsunami-affected Areas of Tamil Nadu, India and Sri Lanka

Fact-Finding Report No. 8 (2005)


The Impact of the 2002 Submergence on Housing and Land Rights in the Narmada Valley: Report of a Fact-finding Mission to Sardar Sarovar and Man Dam Projects
Report on housing and land rights violations and inadequate rehabilitation
Fact-Finding Report No. 7 (2003)

Rebuilding from the Ruins: Listening to the Voices from Gujarat and Restoring People's Rights to Housing, Livelihood and Life
Report on ethnic conflict in Gujarat, India
Fact-Finding Report No. 6 (2002)
For a copy of the report write to: info@hic-sarp.org

Restructuring New Delhi's Urban Habitat: Building an Apartheid City?
Report on the resettlement process of Delhi, India
Fact-Finding Report No. 5 (2002)
For a copy of the report write to:info@hic-sarp.org


Resettlement on Land of Bhutanese Refugees

Report on new threats to repatriation
Fact-Finding Report No. 4 (2002)

In Quest of Bhabrekar Nagar
Report to enquire into demolitions in Mumbai, India
Fact-Finding Report No. 2 (1997)
For a copy of the report write to: info@hic-sarp.org
 

RESEARCH REPORTS
The Human Rights to Adequate Housing and Land in India: Status Update 2013

Reaffirming Justiciability:
Judgements on the Human Right to Adequate Housing from the High Court of Delhi (February 2013)

The 2010 Commonwealth Games: Whose Wealth? Whose Commons?

Tsunami Response:
A Human Rights Assessment (2006)

Assessing Post-tsunami Housing Reconstruction in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A People's Perspective (2006)

Confronting Discrimination: Nomadic Communities in Rajasthan and their Rights to Land and Adequate Housing
Working Paper (2004)

Dispossessed: Land and Housing Rights in Tibet

Research Report (2002)
For Copy of the report write to- info@hic-sarp.org

Children and Right to Adequate Housing: A Guide to International Legal Resources

Research Report and Training Manual (2002)
For Copy of the report write to- info@hic-sarp.org

Trade, Investment, Finance and Human Rights
Essential Documents Research Report (2001)
For Copy of the report write to- info@hic-sarp.org
 

TRAINING AND MONITORING TOOLS
How to Respond to Forced Evictions: A Handbook for India
English  |  Hindi  |  Gujarati  |  Tamil  |  Marathi

Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement (2009)
- English (Indian Edition)
- English (International Edition)
- Hindi
- Telugu
- Bengali
- Oriya
- Gujarati
- Urdu
- Kannada

Methodology for Monitoring the Human Right to Adequate Housing:

The "Tool Kit"


Housing Rights Violation Loss Matrix
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Violations Database
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Elements of the Right to Adequate Housing
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Urgent Action: HLRN Guide to Practical Solidarity for Defending the Human Right to Adequate Housing (En, Fr, Ar, SP)
Training Manual

International Human Rights Standards on Post-disaster Resettlement and Rehabilitation
Working document (2006)

Community Action Planning: Processes - Ideas - Experiences
Manual for human rights based slum upgradation (2002)
For Report contact Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA). Website:www.yuvaindia.org

REPORTS TO UN BODIES
The Human Rights to Adequate Housing and Land in India
Status Update 2012

Acts of Commission, Acts of Omission: Housing and Land Rights and the Indian State - Report to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights with Concluding Observations of the Committee: India (May 2008)
Update: March 2009.

Acts of Commission, Acts of Omission: Housing and Land Rights and the Indian State
Joint parallel report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2004)

Child in Search of the State

Alternative report to the India country report on the implementation of the Right to Housing as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1998)
 

REPORTS ON WOMEN, HOUSING AND LAND
Our Land, Our Homes, Our Culture, Our Human Rights
Proceedings of the Pacific Regional Consultation on Womens Rights to Adequate Housing and Land (2004)

Interlinkages between Violence against Women and Women's Right to Adequate Housing
Proceedings of the Asia Regional Consultation on The Interlinkages between Violence against Women and Womens Right to Adequate Housing (2003)
 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Unjust Compensation: An Assessment of Damage and Loss of Private Property during the Anti-Christian Violence in Kandhamal
A Study using the HLRN Eviction Impact Assessment Tool (June 2013)

The Cruel Side of Delhi's Beautification: Illegal Demolition in Baljeet Nagar
Report of a Public Hearing (June 2011)

Voiceless No More
Report of People's Tribunal on Housing Rights (2007)

The Human Right to Adequate Housing & Land
National Human Rights Commission Dossier
 

UN DOCUMENTS

UN Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
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HIC Statement under Item 10: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 58th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights
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Women’s Rights to Housing and Land
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Women and the right to development (E/CN.4/SUB.2/RES/1999/15)
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Housing and property restitution in the context of the return of refugees and internally displaced persons (E/CN.4/SUB.2/RES/1998/26)
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Women and the right to land, property and adequate housing (E/CN.4/SUB.2/RES/1998/15)
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Women and the right to adequate housing and to land and property (E/CN.4/SUB.2/RES/1997/19)
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Fact Sheet No. 25, Forced Evictions and Human Rights
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Housing Rights Fact Sheet
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OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION
Joint NGO Letter to Indian Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Narmada Valley under Sardar Sarovar Dam Submergence
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ARTICLES
Taking the 'Right to the City' Forward: Obstacles and Promises
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Social Watch Report 2012: Article on Housing, Land and Sustainable Development
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