Challenging Domestic Injustice Through International Human Rights Advocacy: Addressing Homelessness in The United States

69 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2021

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Eric Tars

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Tamar Ezer

University of Miami - School of Law

Melanie Ng

University of Miami - School of Law

David Stuzin

University of Miami - School of Law

Conor Arevalo

University of Miami - School of Law

Date Written: June 29, 2021

Abstract

This Article explores how international human rights norms and procedures can serve as a powerful tool in addressing injustice in the United States context, using work addressing the criminalization of homelessness as a case study. Moreover, it explores how civil and political rights and negative obligations by the government can serve as an entry point for asserting a more robust understanding of rights that includes social and economic rights and affirmative obligations by government. The Article documents and analyzes original work led by the National Homelessness Law Center and other pioneering advocates, reflecting on lessons learned and next steps to make the human right to housing a legal obligation in our country.

Suggested Citation

Tars, Eric and Ezer, Tamar and Ng, Melanie and Stuzin, David and Arevalo, Conor, Challenging Domestic Injustice Through International Human Rights Advocacy: Addressing Homelessness in The United States (June 29, 2021). Cardozo Law Review, 42 Cardozo L. Rev. 913 (2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3923059

Eric Tars

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty ( email )

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Tamar Ezer (Contact Author)

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Melanie Ng

University of Miami - School of Law

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

David Stuzin

University of Miami - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

Conor Arevalo

University of Miami - School of Law

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

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