Challenging the Commodification of Human Rights: The Case of the Right to Housing
Birchall, D. (2021). Challenging the Commodification of Human Rights: The Case of the Right to Housing. Santa Clara Journal of International Law. 19 (1).
The profitability of commodified housing is driving extreme levels of corporate investment. To boost profits investors are exploiting “undervalued” low-income housing, evicting vulnerable individuals, hoarding land and charging exploitative fees. This is causing severe harm to individuals’ right to housing across the globe, including, inter alia, rapidly increasing prices and debt, increasing evictions, homelessness, and increased recourse to substandard accommodation. The harm is endemic, but the human rights response has been tepid.
|Journal||Santa Clara Journal of International Law|
|Journal citation||19 (1)|
|Publisher||Santa Clara University|
|Web address (URL)||https://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/scujil/vol19/iss1/1|
|20 Jan 2021|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||22 Sep 2021|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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