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Join the ERC EVICT Project talk on Housing, Cultural Rights, and State Actions!

When:Th 15-06-2023 15:00 - 16:00

On the 15 June 2023, Dr Vanessa Tünsmeyer (affiliated researcher, EVICT) and Dr Michelle Bruijn (senior researcher, EVICT) present their research plans on housing and state actions.

Permissible Limitations of the Right to Culture and the Cultural Adequacy Dimension of the Right to Housing

In her talk, Dr. Tünsmeyer will share her plans for a new research project on the scope of permissible limitations of cultural rights held by indigenous peoples. She will briefly discuss the overall direction of the research project and the motivation behind it, before focusing on the connection of her proposal to the right to adequate housing. The right to housing and indigenous cultural rights intersect in the need for indigenous housing to be culturally adequate to protect what has been termed a “traditional lifestyle” or “traditional ways of life” as protected under Art.27 ICCPR and Art.15(1)(a) ICESCR. This intersection can shed light on permissible and prohibited limitations of the minority right to culture.

Housing under siege: the reciprocal relationship between state action to create safe and healthy living and the protection of the right to housing and right to property

In this talk, Dr. Bruijn will share her research plan to study the difficult but reciprocal relationship between state actions aimed at creating a safe and healthy living environment and the right to housing and the right to property. She will examine how these rights can both be affected by and impact state actions.

The talk will exceptionally take place an hour earlier than usual, from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. CET (Amsterdam / Berlin / Paris). You can join the talk via

EVICT Project talk