Miha Marcenko

Miha Marcenko is a PhD Candidate at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. He has a Law Degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2014) and an LL.M. Degree in Public International Law from the University of Manchester, UK (2015). During his undergraduate studies, he spent two semesters in Istanbul, Turkey, studying and working in the international law field. Furthermore, during his Master studies, Miha interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, The Netherlands. After graduation, he worked at the Syrian Legal Development Programme, Manchester, UK, developing trainings on international law for the Syrian civil society and was later an intern at the Tunisian Red Crescent in Médenine, Tunisia, where he worked with refugees. Miha likes to spend time outdoors running, cycling and doing photography. When the weather doesn't cooperate, he also enjoys listening to jazz and reading on the current world affairs. One day he also plans to learn how to cook well.

Miha’s project is entitled ‘The role of urban actors in the transnational processes of assembling the right to housing’. He is researching the role of urban actors in the transnational processes of assembling the right to adequate housing. More precisely, he is looking at three types of interconnected forums which actively engage with the right to adequate housing. First, municipal governments debate the right to adequate housing within their transnational organisations such as the United cities and Local Governments. Second, urban civil society movements also discuss this international right within their organisations such as the Slum Dwellers International. And third, both of this types of entities with an urban agenda also cooperate with international institutions in developing policies surrounding the right to adequate housing. This happens in the discussions led by the UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Adequate Housing and on other platforms such as the Cities Alliance. By using a more ethnographic approach, Miha aims to explore if and how these forums change and develop the policies of the right to adequate housing and how they influence each other.