Leilani Farha

Leilani Farha is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing. She is also the Executive Director of the NGO Canada Without Poverty, based in Ottawa, Canada. A lawyer by training, for the past 20 years Ms. Farha has worked both internationally and domestically on the implementation of the right to adequate housing for the most marginalized groups.

Leilani Farha es la Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre el derecho a una vivienda adecuada. También es la directora ejecutiva de la ONG Canada Without Poverty, con sede en Ottawa, Canadá. Abogada de formación, durante los últimos 20 años la Srta. Farha ha trabajado, a nivel nacional e internacional, en la implementación del derecho a la vivienda adecuada para los grupos más marginados.


Leilani Farha est le Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur le droit au logement. Elle est également directrice exécutive de Canada sans pauvreté, une ONG basée à Ottawa au Canada. Avocate de formation, madame Farha a passé les 20 dernières années à travailler sur l’application du droit au logement tant sur le plan national que sur le plan international.



Time to recognize the right to life for those living in homelessness and inadequate housing

November 1, 2016
BY: Leilani Farha

An estimated one third of deaths worldwide are linked to poverty and inadequate ...


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