Faranaaz Veriava - @SECTION27news
Tuesday, 14 February, 2017
On the 15 February 2017, a partnership of civil society organisations that have been involved in rights-based struggles for access to a quality basic education will launch a Basic Education Rights... Read more
Simon McGrath - @mcgrath_simon & Aoife Nolan - @commentator01
Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
The 2030 Agenda is explicitly grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international human rights treaties. Indeed, the integration of human rights language into Agenda 2030 has been... Read more
Bill Van Esveld - @billvanesveld, Elin Martinez - @Martinez_Elin, Bassam Khawaja - @Bassam_Khawaja
Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
Amin, 18, became a refugee when his family fled Syria for Lebanon five years ago. He has not set foot in school since. With his father unable to get legal status or work, responsibility for... Read more
Sarah M. Field - @rightsstreams
Sunday, 27 November, 2016
‘I felt that humanity has ended. I mean, a place of learning, to be hit in this way, without warning… where is humanity? ...It is supposed to be illegal in any war to strike such places…’ A teacher’s... Read more
Archana Mehendale
Friday, 16 September, 2016
Changes in legislation on child labour in India have been infrequent and hard to come by. The first comprehensive legislation on child labour was formulated in British India as The Employment of... Read more
Jean-Marie le Guen, French Secretary of State for Development and Francophonie
27 March 2017
PRESS RELEASEThe French Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, Jean-Marie le Guen, declared yesterday that ‘France will act against any attempts at commercialisation of education’ in... Read more
7 March 2017
Update 3: On March 2 2017 the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas handed down its decision regarding the ‘adequacy’ of education financing in Kansas. The Court found that the state education... Read more
Human Rights Building, Council of Europe
24 February 2017
In a judgment (in French) handed down on 10 January 2017, the European Court of Human Rights unanimously ruled that Switzerland had not violated the right to freedom of religion under Article 9 of... Read more
17 February 2017
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 February 2017Barely a month after the High Court of Kampala, Uganda, allowed the Ugandan Government to close all schools run by Bridge International Academies (BIA) in the country... Read more
30 January 2017
More than seven years after being approved in the Haitian Chamber of Deputies and Senate, the law on school fees was approved by the country’s president, Jocelerme Privert on 3 January 2017 and... Read more