The Universal Declaration of Human Rights- Housing

Click on the links below to learn about Canadian’s Human Rights. I have provided the excerpts that pertain to housing. Please comment if I have missed anything.

 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 25.

(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 27

1. States Parties recognize the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.

2. The parent(s) or others responsible for the child have the primary responsibility to secure, within their abilities and financial capacities, the conditions of living necessary for the child’s development.

3. States Parties, in accordance with national conditions and within their means, shall take appropriate measures to assist parents and others responsible for the child to implement this right and shall in case of need provide material assistance and support programmes, particularly with regard to nutrition, clothing and housing.

4. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to secure the recovery of maintenance for the child from the parents or other persons having financial responsibility for the child, both within the State Party and from abroad. In particular, where the person having financial responsibility for the child lives in a State different from that of the child, States Parties shall promote the accession to international agreements or the conclusion of such agreements, as well as the making of other appropriate arrangements.

 

UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD (SCYOFBC)

Society for Children and Youth of BC a simplified version or the United Nations Rights document

Article 27

You have the right to a good enough standard of living. This means you should have food, clothes and a place to live.

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