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Right to the city

1. a) All city inhabitants have the right to a city constituted as a local political community that ensures adequate living conditions for all the people, and provides good coexistence among all its inhabitants, and between them and the local authority.

b) Every man and woman benefit from all rights enunciated in the present Charter-Agenda and are full-fledged actors of the life of the city.
c) All city inhabitants have the right to participate in the configuration and coordination of territory as a basic space and foundation for peaceful life and coexistence.
d) All city inhabitants have the right to available spaces and resources allowing them to be active citizens. The working and common spaces shall be respectful of everyone else’s values and of the value of pluralism.
2. The city offers its inhabitants all available means to exercise their rights.
The signatories of the Charter are encouraged to develop contact with neighboring cities and territories with the aim of building caring communities and regional capitals.
As a framework and summary of all rights provided for in this Charter-Agenda, the above right will be satisfied to the degree in which each and every one of the rights described therein are fully effective and guaranteed domestically.

3. City inhabitants have the duty to respect the rights and dignity of others.

Suggested Action Plan 

1. Adoption and application of a human rights training program for the employees of local public services, with emphasis on the respect for differences, coexistence and the common good, as well as, if needed, the hiring of human rights specialists.
2. A participatory analysis or audit of human rights in the city, which would allow for a diagnostic of the situation and the formulation of a local development plan based on citizen participation.
3. Periodic evaluation of the Charter-Agenda as part of a public consultation.
4. A participatory local action plan on human rights, as a result of the previous analysis and evaluation.
5. Creation of different institutions, independent of the political authority, empowered to: provide information to citizens on how to gain access to their rights; receive complaints and suggestions from the city’s inhabitants; perform inquiry and social mediation functions.