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Housing Evictions, Human Rights, And The International Convention On Racial Discrimination


LEISURE Patrick Casey

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Health and Human Rights Journal
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Web Open access časopisu
Description The COVID-19 pandemic has starkly highlighted the magnitude of the eviction crisis facing many tenants in the United States.[1] Troublingly, recent research shows the eviction crisis largely falls along racial lines. One study illustrated that “people of color, particularly black and latinx people, constitute approximately 80% of people facing eviction.”[2] Another revealed that, controlling for education, Black households are more than twice as likely to be evicted than White households.[3] This research is not only deeply concerning from a societal perspective, it is also illustrative of a wider human rights failure in the United States. This Viewpoint discusses the intersectionality between discrimination, housing, and human rights from the perspective of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

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