Miloon Kothari

An Architect by training Mr. Kothari was the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing with the UN Human Rights Council; founder and former Executive Director of the Housing and Land Rights Network, India and co-founder and former Convenor of the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN.  In 2013-2014 he was MIT MLK Scholar in DUSP where he guided the development of the MIT Displacement Research and Action Network. A public scholar/activist Mr. Kothari’s work covers the areas of housing, land rights, homelessness; evictions and displacement; the right to the city; the human rights dimensions of poverty, segregation and ghettoization; economic globalization and its impact on human rights.