Housing

All individuals, regardless of whether they are accommodated in social housing, the private rented sector, are home owners or landlords, have human rights related to housing. The obligations of the NICS towards the different stakeholders will, however, differ depending on the circumstances.

Rights Engaged

Right to an adequate standard of living
  • ICESCR, Art 11
  • UNCEDAW, Art 14(2)(h)
  • UNCRPD, Art 28
  • UNCRC, Art 27

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Right to freedom of association
  • ECHR/HRA, Art 11
  • ICCPR, Arts 21, 22
  • ICESCR, Art 8
  • UNCRC, Art 15 

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Right to private and family life
  • ECHR/HRA, Art 8
  • ICCPR, Art 17
  • UNCRPD, Arts 22, 23, 31
  • UNCRC, Art 16

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Right to a fair trial
  • ECHR/HRA, Arts 6, 7
  • ICCPR, Arts 14, 15
  • UNCRC, Art 12(2)

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Protection of property
  • ECHR/HRA, Prot 1 Art 1
Right to security of person
  • ECHR/HRA, Art 5
  • ICCPR, Art 9
  • UNCRPD, Art 14
Right to participation
  • ICCPR, Art 25
  • ICESCR, Arts 13(1), 15(1)
  • UNCEDAW, Arts 7, 8, 13(c), 14(2)
  • ICERD, Art 5(e)(vi)
  • UNCRC, Arts 12, 31
  • UNCRPD, Arts 3(c), 4(3), 9, 29, 30