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Housing rights - the new benchmarks for housing policy in Europe?

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dc.contributor.author Kenna, Padraic en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-11T10:04:34Z en
dc.date.available 2011-03-11T10:04:34Z en
dc.date.issued 2005-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Kenna, P. (2005). Housing rights - the new benchmarks for housing policy in Europe? The Urban Lawyer, 37(1), 87-111. en
dc.identifier.issn 0042-0905 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1749 en
dc.description.abstract Rights to housing are regularly proposed as the solution to poor housing and homelessness by advocates and campaigning organizations. This approach is viewed as having the critical international acclaim and legal clarity to cut through the Gordian knots of political wrangling, resource deficiencies, programmatic and policy conflicts, and theoretical dissonance in housing approaches. Of course, most (States) have ratified rights to housing at an international level in a range of instruments, from the United Nations (UN) to the Council of Europe. Implementation of these rights is obliged and promoted within both a programmatic approach, as well as a violations and remedies approach (opportunities for litigation in the event of breaches). Each ratifying State regularly produces monitoring reports for the relevant international treaty body on how these rights are being given effect, legally, at policy level, and programmatically. However, in the age of New Public Management (NPM) there are regular attempts to reduce such internationally established human rights norms to the level of nonlegal approaches, such as customer charters rights to ¿participation¿ and administrative complaint systems. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Bar Association en
dc.subject Law en
dc.subject Housing rights en
dc.subject Europe en
dc.title Housing rights - the new benchmarks for housing policy in Europe? en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://ssrn.com/abstract=1744125 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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