Implementation of the Right to Adequate Housing: A Glaring Paradigm of Sri Lankav

Taslima Khanam, Anju Man Ara Begum


Everyone shares the right to a decent standard of living. Essential to the achievement of this standard and therefore to the fulfillment of human life beyond simple survival is access to adequate housing. The international human rights law has sought to translate this vision of adequate housing into practical legal formulation. This article is intended to find out the justifiability of the right to adequate housing at national and international arena and thus urges for the implementation of the right to adequate housing for upgrading the level of living. Here an effort is made to realize the strategies to implement this right to adequate housing from the experiences of Sri Lankan project of successful implementation of this right as because in many cases, it is necessary for governments to provide physical shelter directly to the people. The writing also recommends the needs of judicial enforcement for ensuring the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing as a link with the express guarantees of other rights.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n13p447

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