Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Does the Vagrants Have the Right to Housing?

Author(s): Iin Karita Sakharina, Fadhlurrahman Th. Hoesa, Farida Patittingi, Ahsan Yunus

This research aims to find out and understand to what extent the state responsibilities through integrated development programs for the people prosperity according to the principles of Human Rights and this research also aims to find out the parameters related to the discussion of state responsibilities for vagrant, as well as to find out the policies implication that have been implemented by the state in the construction of adequate residences and settlements for vagrant, also to find out the policies implications that have been implemented by state for the construction of residences and settlements for vagrant in the transportation area. This research used normative research method with qualitative approach. The results of this research showed that there are still many vagrants who roam in the urban cities in Indonesia, thus it is needed for the creation of regulations and policies from State to overcome this problem. Aside from the consequences of the ratification of international instrument regarding economic, social and cultural rights, wherein, one of the articles regulates the right to access for every people to the fulfillment of adequate residences, thus State obliges to provide adequate residences for vagrant as part of its human rights obligations, so there are no more people who do not have a place to live and no more people live on the side of the road, over the shop, under the bridge, etc. In addition, it is also state’s obligation in terms of fulfilling the right to prosperity for its people, so that the rights to adequate residences must be realized by the State.

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