The advent of COVID-19 made more urgent the need to enforce the right to housing. Building on the measures already in place, and to facilitate legislators and advocates to ensure the full application of the right to housing, the Open Society Justice Initiative with FEANTSA, The Shift, NUIG and others, developed a Draft Model Housing Act. Find the text here:
This event will discuss how this Model Legislation can be advanced with a panel of members of the steering committee:
Facilitator : Cecilia Forrestal, Community Action Network (CAN)
-. Why Covid19 Emergency Housing Legislation?
Marguerite Angelari, Senior Legal Officer with Open Society Foundations, Justice Initiative.
-. What is in the legislation?
Padraic Kenna, Director of the Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy at the Law School NUIG.
-. How can Governments and Legislators use it?
Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift
-. How can housing advocates use it?
Maria J. Aldanas, Policy Officer at FEANTSA and Coordinator of Housing Rights Watch.
-. Q & A