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UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to HousingMs. Leilani Farha is the Special Rapporteur on the right to housing appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2014. She also serves as Executive Director of the NGO Canada Without Poverty, based in Ottawa, Canada. A lawyer by training, for the past 20 years Ms. Farha has worked both internationally and domestically on poverty, homelessness and related issues with the most vulnerable groups. Ms. Farha is known as a dynamic and effective advocate for economic, social and cultural rights and for promoting legal protection and access to justice for these rights.