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Right to housing

According to Jean-François Tribillon, the right to housing is “the right to access decent accommodation, properly located, sufficiently serviced by public and private equipment” [1]. It therefore implies “a certain level of habitat quality but also integration into urban space. We note that the greater the notion of the right to housing, the more it is enshrined in a broader right and includes: the right to the city, which itself encompasses other social rights (the right of access to public services, the right to mobility…) [2]”.
Internationally recognised as a universal right [3], the right to housing is not a formal definition, except “by the negative against the right to accommodation (provisional duty) or as a right not to be badly housed”, and is in legal matters “more declarative than operative [requiring] the public authority to implement more means than concrete outcomes”. [4].

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