Right to Housing in Other Countries

There is precedent for right to housing legislation in other world jurisdictions.

In 2003, Scotland introduced legislation which will give people an enforceable legal right to housing effective 2012. Visit this link for more information. Visit this link to review the Scottish legislation.

France passed similar legislation in 2007, to take full effect in 2012.

You can read an article comparing the Scottish and French approaches to the right to housing at

The South African constitution also enshrines the right to adequate housing as a basic right.

For more information about the right to housing in Europe, visit this link.

Watch this space for more information.