Housing rights are one of the most fundamental rights for the development of every human being. The right to adequate housing or shelter was recognized as a basic human right in 1948 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the General Assembly of the United Nations. In the past few years, housing rights have become a major focus in the field of economic and social human rights.
Rambassun Sewpal has contributed to the rapidly increasing number of professional publications dealing with this particular issue. He trained and practiced as an Architect in Mauritius and overseas where he contributed on different types of projects ranging from small domestic to high rise buildings. He has worked for the Ministry of Housing and Lands under the Service to Mauritius Programme as an Architect/Client Adviser focusing on the development of housing typologies for new subsidized housing projects based on the concepts of adaptability and flexibility.