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In the Local Policies section you will find a compilation of local government policies on human rights, the right to the city, housing and other key topics for local social inclusion and participatory democracy agendas. Our search engine will allow you to select practices according to more specific categories or types of contents, including more than sixty case studies developed within the Inclusive Cities Observatory initiative (a joint endeavour by the UCLG-CSIPDHR, the University College of London and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra). The Resources section of this Knowledge Hub gathers useful publications, policy documents, international declarations and valuable learning resources.
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Local government and human rights: doing good service (2005)
A publication by the International Council on Human Rights Policy
Homeless Bill of Rights (2017)
A European initiative by FEANTSA aimed at better protecting the rights of homeless people in cities. Local governments can adhere to this initiative.
Ecological Transition and the Right to the City (2015)
Report of discussion events on the Right to the City and the Ecological Transition held in the context of the Paris COP21 Summit.
The Right to the City for Women: An Open Letter (2019)
Open letter endorsed by the Mayors of Barcelona, Montreal and Mexico City on the occasion of the 2019 Women's Day.
Report on access to justice for the right to housing - A/HRC/40/61 (2019)
By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha.
Urban Global Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities (2016)
By Michelle Grigolo and Barbara Oomen.
Policy paper on the Right to the City (2019)
Policy paper developed by the Global Platform for the Right to the City on the occasion of the UCLG World Congress of Durban (2019).
Public policies and budgets with a human rights perspective : an operational manual for public servants
A publication by the OHCHR - Mexico Office.
New Generation Human Rights: The Right to the City (2011)
A publication by the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia (Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya) on the Right to the City implications as a new generation human right.
Human Rights Handbook for Local and Regional Authorities (2017)
A publication by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (Council of Europe).
Resolution on Local Governments and Human Rights - A/HRC/RES/33/8 (2016)
Resolution on the UN "Local Governments and Human Rights" agenda adopted by the Human Rights Council in 2016.
Bogotá UCLG Commitment and Action Agenda (2016)
The policy priorities of UCLG adopted in the 2016 Bogotá Congress. A landmark document which recognized for the first time the right to the city as a key priority of UCLG.
Implementing the right to housing: A guide for local governments and civil society (2016)
By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha
Seminar on Innovative Local Policies for Social Inclusion (2007)
A comprehensive report of decisions issued from the first international seminar on innovative local policies for social inclusion (Barcelona, 2007).
Madrid Human Rights Strategic Plan (2017)
A 2017 initiative aimed at mainstreaming human rights in the local government of Madrid
Right to Housing and COVID-19: A local government perspective
Contribution by the UCLG-CISPDHR to the dedicated report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing.
Local Government Initiatives to Prevent and Address Femicides and Violence Against Women (2021)
Contribution by the UCLG-CSIPDHR to the 2021 Call for Contributions by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women.
Gwangju Human Rights Charter (2012)
The first roadmap for Gwangju's implementation of its own local human rights system. Developed in close connection to the World Human Rights Cities Forum process.