Founded by the former UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, The Shift is an international NGO based on the recognition of housing as a human right, not a commodity or an extractive industry. The Shift restores the understanding of housing as home, challenging the ways financial actors undermine the right to housing. Using a human rights framework, The Shift provokes action to end homelessness, unaffordability, and evictions globally.
The project will assist The Shift in undertaking a series of letters of concern concerning several countries about the role of private and public actors in damaging housing conditions. Letters of concern are the instrument The Shift uses to articulate the responsibilities of national and international actors, including international financial institutions, as well as transnational corporations. The Shift monitors their role and responsibilities in relation to the adoption of policies and practices that bolster the financialisation of housing and can damage the protection and fulfillment of the right to adequate housing around the world.
Applications are now open. Find out how to apply.
If you want to join the module-based projects of the Human Rights Centre Clinic in 2023-24, please submit your application by Monday 9 October at 9am to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your application documents in a single PDF file with the file name [SURNAME]_[First name]_HRCC application.
Interviews will take place via Zoom during the afternoons of 10th and 11th October 2023. You will be allocated a time slot for a short conversation with the HRC Clinic Director and the Deputy Director. We will communicate the decision on 13 October 2023.