Delhi Housing Memos

In March 2014, Nazdeek partnered with the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago, to conduct comparative research on housing rights and policy in New Delhi, India, with a view toward identifying and addressing the major problems and challenges faced by slum-dwellers and homeless people in the city.

The right to adequate housing in New Delhi is a legal memorandum discussing the existing institutional agencies and housing policies in Delhi. The memorandum also provides an overview on the history of housing rights litigation in Delhi and concludes with observations raised by the research team following their field visit.

Two other research papers were also prepared: Housing Policies in Comparative Perspective: Brazil, South Africa, United Kingdom and Chicago and The Right to Housing under International Law.

On the 9th October 2014, these documents were submitted to Justice A.P. Shah, Chairman of the Law Commission of India and Former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, to provide inputs for a stronger and more comprehensive housing rights framework in Delhi.