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2011

Right to adequate housing

GIESCR submitted an individual complaint against Bulgaria to prevent a forced eviction in Sofia was the first complaint of its kind before the UN Human Rights Committee. Following our intervention, the Human Rights Committee issued a landmark decision in which it ordered a permanent injunction preventing the forced eviction of the community as well as the reestablishment of access to water. With this win the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights has been opened as an additional avenue for the enforcement of certain aspects of social rights. See here: more information