As demonstrations against public service rate hikes and the influence of international creditors take place in Argentina, this hearing before the IACHR made clear that fiscal policy cannot be addressed without taking human rights into account.
The UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing presented a report on housing strategies that promote socioeconomic equality and inclusion. It mentions examples from numerous countries, including Argentina.
National organizations presented their assessments for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a peer evaluation of the human rights situation in each of the UN’s 193 member states. Argentina will be evaluated in early November.
Seven million people rent in Argentina. A normative framework for rent regulation and public policies that impact supply and guarantee the right to proper housing are necessary. Renters are often exposed to abusive practices by the real estate market and families are pushed toward informal rental markets and overcrowding.
The Court issued a follow-up ruling to its 2008 decision that reaffirmed the need to mend the environment and prevent future damage.
UN member countries are discussing a New Urban Agenda, which aims to set international standards for reducing the number of households without housing and achieving sustainable urban development over the next 20 years.