Public consultation on “Security of tenure: cornerstone of the right to adequate housing”

Consultation organized by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, Palais des Nations, Room XI, 24 October 2012

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has the honour to invite all United Nations Member States, international agencies, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations to attend a public consultation convened by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Ms. Raquel Rolnik, on “Security of tenure: cornerstone of the right to adequate housing”.
The Special Rapporteur will dedicate her forthcoming report to the Human Rights Council (to be presented at the Council’s 22nd session) to the issue of security of tenure. In her report she will examine the concept of security of tenure under international human rights law, and map out existing forms and systems of tenure worldwide, as well as relevant policies and practices at local, national and international level that ensure or improve tenure security.

The consultation will provide an opportunity for the Special Rapporteur to give a briefing on her work, and for States, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations and other interested stakeholders to contribute their views.

Logistical Information

The consultation will take place in Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, Room XI, on Wednesday 24 October 2012, from 10:00 to 13:00. The consultation will be held in English, with simultaneous interpretation from and to French and Spanish based on interpreters’ availability.

If you do not have a badge to enter Palais des Nations, please send an email message to indicating that your name should be placed on the list with Security. Please ensure additional time to obtain accreditation.

For further information or clarification please contact the address below:

Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
OHCHR - United Nations Office at Geneva
1211 Genève 10, Switzerland
Telephone: + 41 22 917 93 68
Fax: +41 22 917 90 06