DS Comments on Post-Earthquake HLP Policy in Nepal
The Myanmar Times Land rights key to peace process
DS Director Addresses COHRE Housing Rights Event
Hora Cero Aumento del nivel del mar causará traslado de gunas (Spanish)
Displacement Solutions was approached and commissioned by DFID to carry out research on the housing, land and property rights issues arising from the reconstruction process, with an emphasis on the planned relocation aspects thereof. Displacement Solutions undertook a three-person mission to Nepal in November 2018 during which time extensive interviews were carried out, field visits made, and film footage taken for the production of a short documentary film which has since been completed. Based on this methodology, this report focuses on aspects of progress to date related to survivors access to housing, land and property either at their homes of origin, or through various relocation and resettlement schemes underway since government led reconstruction work was initiated in late 2015. https://issuu.com/displacementsolutions/docs/nepal_idp_and_hlp_paper...
About 673,000 Myanmar living in refugee camps on the Thai border and internally displaced camps in Myanmar are unable to return to homes in part because of concerns over housing, land and property rights, said a DS report released last week.
DS Director, Scott Leckie, was invited by the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) to speak about his role in establishing COHRE in 1991 and his efforts at international human rights standard setting over the past two decades. In his speech, which was delivered from Australia via Skype to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, where the meeting was held, Scott gives a personal account of his decision to create COHRE, the motivations that drove the organization in its early years and its pivotal role in changing the international legal landscape. You can access a draft of his speech here....
Scott Leckie and Carlos Arenas of DS quoted in this article about climate displacement in the Guna Yala Islands.