Homeless Encampments Through a Human Rights Lens

This paper builds on a community-enegaged research project with the Region of Waterloo and uses a socio-legal perspective to provide a comparison of encampment protocols among seven municipalities.

Responses were classified to assess the degree of criminalization present and whether policies were consistent with a human rights approach to hosuing and homelessness. The findings suggest that municipalities could better engage with human rights principles in responding to encampments.

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