In South Africa, SECTION27 has used rights-based strategies, including litigation, to hold the State accountable for not ensuring the procurement and delivery of textbooks to schools across Limpopo,  a poor rural area of the country.

Part of a law which allowed the Colombian government to charge for primary education was deemed unconstitutional after a pair of Colombian lawyers, collaborating with the law faculty at New York’s Cornell University and a coalition of civil society organisations, brought a direct challenge against its discriminatory provisions.