The phenomenon of sub-divided flats (or cage tenants) is an emerging housing issue in Hong Kong. Grassroot families, mostly waiting impatiently at the long queue of over 260,000 public housing applicants, are being forced to live in different kinds of unauthorized units and sub-divided houses(吳堃廉, 2018). Besides of criticizing housing welfare and policy in Hong Kong, “rights to housing”, under the international human rights treaties of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is another focus for further discussion (Yung & Lee, 2012; Marsh, 2016).
Marsh, L. (2016). The Strategic Use of Human Rights Treaties in Hong Kong’s Cage-Home Crisis: No Way Out? Asian Journal of Law and Society, 3(1), 159–188.
This article examines the relationship between government policy and housing welfare in Hong Kong based on socioeconomic framework. Considering the emerging number of cage tenants in Hong Kong, the government fail to address the international human rights treaties including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). 引文
Yung, B. & Lee, F. (2012). “Right to Housing” in Hong Kong: Perspectives from the Hong Kong Community. Housing, Theory and Society, 29(4), 1–19.
This paper suggests five dimensions of "right to housing" in terms of rights for adequate, affortable housing to choose without arbitrary considerations despite their social economic status for rent or ownership of houses. 引文