The Human Rights to Housing: A Week with Leilani Farha

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Leilani Farha and Multiple Presenters
Monday, April 4, 2022 (All day) to Thursday, April 7, 2022 (All day)
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The Global Studies Center is honored to welcome Leilani Farha, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Adequate Housing, to the University of Pittsburgh as a H.J. Heinz Foundation Visiting Fellow.

Leilani Farha is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing and Global Director of The Shift. Her work is animated by the principle that housing is a social good, not a commodity. Leilani has helped develop global human rights standards on the right to housing, including through her topical reports on homelessness, the financialization of housing, informal settlements, rights-based housing strategies, and the first UN Guidelines for the implementation of the right to housing. She is the central character in the documentary PUSH regarding the financialization of housing, screening around the world. Leilani Launched The Shift in 2017 with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and United Cities and Local Government.

During the week of April 4th to 7th, join us as Leilani takes part in a number of public lectures, student and faculty visits, and meetings with City officials and community organizers to highlight housing as a human rights issue. See a full schedule of events below.

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Global Studies Center
Other Pitt Sponsors: 
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Center for International Legal Education
Department of Sociology
Urban Studies Program
University Honors College
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City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations
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