Publications

Publications

Activities at HLRN include a strong publication component - in the form of research and fact-finding reports; training material; brochures and handbooks; reports to UN bodies; and human rights status updates. These are used as reference and as practical tools for advocacy; awareness generation; human rights education; and other forms of solidarity-building.

A list of HLRN publications is presented below. Click on a link to open and download the publication. Unfortunately, some of our older publications are only available in hard copy and can be requested.

To order any of the publications listed below, please send an e-mail to: contact@hlrn.org.in
Fact-finding Reports
Surviving Stigma: Housing and Land Rights of Farm Widows of Vidarbha, Maharashtra (2017)
From Deluge to Displacement: The Impact of Post-flood Evictions and Resettlement in Chennai (2017)
Bengaluru's Continuing Inequity: An Eviction Impact Assessment of Ejipura/Koramangala Four Years After its Demolition (2017)
From Deprivation to Destitution: The Impact of Forced Eviction in Topsia, Kolkata (2016)
Study on Resettlement in Kosad, Surat, Gujarat
Report in Gujarati (2015)
Forced to the Fringes: Disasters of 'Resettlement' in India
Combined Report (2014)
Forced to the Fringes: Disasters of 'Resettlement' in India (2014)
Introduction, Conclusions and Recommendations
Forced to the Fringes: Disasters of 'Resettlement' in India (2014)
Report 1: Savda Ghevra, Delhi
Forced to the Fringes: Disasters of 'Resettlement' in India (2014)
Report 2: Kannagi Nagar, Chennai
Forced to the Fringes: Disasters of 'Resettlement' in India (2014)
Report 3: Vashi Naka, Mumbai
Forced to the Fringes: Disasters of 'Resettlement' in India (2014)
Comparative Analysis of the Three Resettlement Sites
Forced Eviction and Demolition of Homes in Ejipura/ Koramangala, Bangalore
Report of a Fact-Finding Mission (2013)
Planned Dispossession: Forced Evictions and the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Report of a Fact-finding Mission to Sites of Forced Eviction in Delhi (2011)
Do People's Voices Matter? The Human Right to Participation in Post-tsunami Housing Reconstruction
Report of a Fact-finding Mission to Tsunami-affected Areas of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry (2006)
Battered Islands
Report of a Fact-finding Mission to Tsunami-affected Areas of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (2006)
Post-Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation: A Violation of Human Rights
Report of a Fact-finding Mission to Tsunami-affected Areas of Tamil Nadu, India and Sri Lanka (2005)
The Impact of the 2002 Submergence on Housing and Land Rights in the Narmada Valley
Report of a Fact-finding Mission to Sardar Sarovar and Man Dam Projects (2003)
Restructuring New Delhi's Urban Habitat: Building an Apartheid City?
Report on the resettlement process in New Delhi (2002)
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Resettlement on Land of Bhutanese Refugees
Report on new threats to repatriation (2002)
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Research Reports
Adjudicating the Human Right to Adequate Housing: Analysis of Important Judgments from Indian High Courts (2019)
Forced Evictions in India in 2018: An Unabating National Crisis (2019)
India's Smart Cities Mission: Smart for Whom? Cities for Whom?
Update 2018
Forced Evictions in India in 2017: An Alarming National Crisis (2018)
India's Smart Cities Mission: Smart for Whom? Cities for Whom? (2017)
The Human Right to Adequate Housing and Land
Dossier for the National Human Rights Commission (2006)
Shahri Adhikar Manch: Begharon Ke Saath (Urban Rights Forum: With the Homeless) - The Trajectory of a Struggle
English
Shahri Adhikar Manch: Begharon Ke Saath (Urban Rights Forum: With the Homeless) - The Trajectory of a Struggle
Hindi
The Human Rights to Adequate Housing and Land in India
Status Update 2013
Reaffirming Justiciability:
Judgements on the Human Right to Adequate Housing from the High Court of Delhi (2013)
Unjust Compensation: An Assessment of Damage and Loss of Private Property in Kandhamal
A Study using the HLRN Eviction Impact Assessment Tool (2013)
The Human Rights to Adequate Housing and Land in India
Status Update 2012
The 2010 Commonwealth Games: Whose Wealth? Whose Commons?
(2010)
Tsunami Response: A Human Rights Assessment (2006)
Assessing Post-tsunami Housing Reconstruction in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
A People's Perspective (2006)
Confronting Discrimination: Nomadic Communities in Rajasthan and their Rights to Land and Adequate Housing
Working Paper (2004)
Dispossessed: Land and Housing Rights in Tibet (2002)
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Resource and Monitoring Tools
Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
English (Indian Edition)
United Nations Documents Related to Housing and Land Rights in India
Protecting Human Rights in Disaster Response: Guidelines for State and Non-state Actors
How to Respond to Forced Evictions: A Handbook for India
(in English)
How to Respond to Forced Evictions: Handbooks for Different States of India
Delhi (in Hindi)
How to Respond to Forced Evictions: Handbook for Different States of India
Karnataka (in Kannada)
How to Respond to Forced Evictions: Handbooks for Different States of India
Tamil Nadu (in Tamil)
How to Respond to Forced Evictions: Handbooks for Different States of India
Gujarat (in Gujarati)
How to Respond to Forced Evictions: Handbooks for Different States of India
Maharashtra (in Marathi)
How to Respond to Forced Evictions: Handbooks for Different States of India
Madhya Pradesh (in Hindi)
How to Respond to Forced Evictions: Handbooks for Different States of India
Jharkhand (in Hindi)
How to Respond to Forced Evictions: Handbooks for Different States of India
Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand (in Hindi)
Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
English (International Edition)
Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
Hindi
Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
Telugu
Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
Bengali
Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
Oriya
Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
Gujarati
Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
Urdu
Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
Kannada
Handbook on UN Guidelines and Basic Principles on Development-based Evictions and Displacement
Tamil
Taking the 'Right to the City' Forward: Obstacles and Promises (2015)
Climate Change in the Work of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2010)
The Human Rights to Adequate Housing and Land
Dossier prepared by HLRN for the National Commission on Human Rights (2006)
Urgent Action: HLRN Guide to Practical Solidarity for Defending the Human Right to Adequate Housing
Training Manual in English, French, Arabic, Spanish
International Human Rights Standards on Post-disaster Resettlement and Rehabilitation
Working document (2006)
Children and Right to Adequate Housing: A Guide to International Legal Resources (2002)
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Articles and Papers by HLRN Staff