Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the right to education: concerns, challenges and opportunities - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education

In this report, the Special Rapporteur commends the efforts made by Governments, who were under harsh pressure, to preserve human lives while facing scientific uncertainties. 

Statement: New report highlights potential of the Abidjan Principles to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the right to education

Joint statement made by GI-ESCR and the Right to Education Initiative at the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council in July 2020 welcoming the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the right to education.

Contribution of the right to education to the prevention of atrocity crimes and mass or grave violations of human rights

In this present report, the Special Rapporteur considers ways in which the right to education contributes to the prevention of atrocity crimes and mass or grave human rights violations. Stressing that education has a key role to play at all stages of prevention, the Special Rapporteur underlines the particularly forceful preventive potential of the right to education in the very early stages, before warning signs are apparent.

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.

Rapport du Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur le droit a l'éducation - Le droit à l'éducation des personnes en détention

Dans ce rapport, le Rapporteur spécial explique que l’éducation est bien plus qu’un facteur de progrès, elle est un impératif en soi. Les prisonniers se heurtent pourtant à d’importantes difficultés en matière d’éducation, en raison de plusieurs facteurs d’ordre environnemental, social, organisationnel et personnel.

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

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