Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education on public-private partnerships in education

The Special Rapporteur examines public-private partnerships in education, which are inextricably linked to rapidly expanding privatisation. He highlights their implications for the right to education and for the principles of social justice and equity.

Protecting the right to education against commercialization, Report of the UN Special Rapporteur

In this report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on the right to education looks with concern at the rapid increase in the number of private education providers and the resulting commercialisation of education, and examines the negative effects of this on the norms and principles underlying the legal framework of the right to education as established by international human rights treaties.

Privatisation de l'éducation : Le nouveau défi des droits de l'homme pour les pays en développement

Conférence donnée à Sciences Pô paris, le 18 Mars 2015 à 17h, comprenant:

  • Une allocution de Kishore Singh, Rapporteur spécial de l’ONU sur le droit à l’éducation
  • Une présentation d’études de cas de privatisations au Chili et au Népal par la Clinique de l’École de Droit de Sciences Po
  • Les réflexions d’Olivier De Schutter, universitaire et membre du Comité des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels de l’ONU

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education on Privatisation

In this report submitted to the UN General Assembly , the Special Rapporteur on the right to education examines State responsibility in the face of the explosive growth of private education providers, from a right to education perspective. He emphasizes the need to preserve education as a public good, which must not be reduced to a profit-making business. He also underlines the importance of the principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity, as well as social justice and equity.

Human Rights Council Side Event: Privatisation and its Impact on the Right to Education - Closing Remarks by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education

On 12 June 2014, during the June Session of the Human Rights Council, the Portuguese Mission, together with Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI) and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), convened a side-event on privatisation and its impact on the right to education at Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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