Sentencia T-008/16

En esta decisión, la sala octava de revisión de la corte constitucional de Colombia encontró que el Estado vulnero los derechos fundamentales a la educación y a la igualdad de cuatro niños que vivían por fuera del casco urbano al no proveerles transporte a la institución de educación secundaria más cercana. 

César Alan Rodríguez

En esta decisión, el Juzgado en lo Contencioso Administrativo y Tributario N. 1 de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires encontró que el derecho a la educación de un niño con discapacidad había sido vulnerado cuando la institución educativa no le otorgó un certificado oficial de finalización de sus estudios secundarios aun cuando el estudiante había cumplido con todos los requisitos de su proyecto pedagógico individual (PPI) porque no había cumplido con los contenidos mínimos bajo la normativa local.

Privatisation of Education and Rights Violations in Brazil: Notes for the Committee on the Rights of the Child

This present document, produced by the Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education (Brazilian Campaign) and the NGO Ação Educativa, aims to present a brief overview of the ongoing privatization processes in education in Brazil and its negative impacts on the achievement of the human right to education of children and adolescents, as a contribution to the II Alternative Report on the Situation of the Rights of the Child in Brazil organized by the National Association of Centers for the Defense of Child Rights (Associação Nacional dos Centros de Defesa da Criança e do Adolescente - Anced).

Dignité -The Human Right to Education in Haiti

A film about the education system in Haiti from the citizens’ perspective.

In Haiti, around 50% of boys and girls of mandatory school age are not enrolled in school (UN, 2013). Public schools make up just 12% of the total number of existing schools, according to the most recent school census (2011). School infrastructure is poor; this is reflected in the fact that 76.8% of primary schools do not have electricity. Regarding the quality of education, 79% of primary school teachers have not received any kind of basic training.

Claim of unconstitutionality against article 183 of the General Education Law (Colombia Constitutional Court; 2010)

In this case, petitioners supported by the Colombian Coalition for the Right to Education filed a claim with the Constitutional Court of Colombia challenging a provision in the General Education Law (Law No. 115 of 1994), which allowed the government to impose fees for primary education. The Constitutional Court found that the provision of law that allowed the charging of fees for primary education was unenforceable and in violation of the Colombian Constitution and international human rights treaties.

Gross Violations of the Right to Education in Chile: Time to Act

 

Oral statement made by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on 8 June 2015, following a report submitted by GI-ESCR with the Sciences Po Law School Clinic and with the support of eight national, regional and international NGOs working on the right to education in Chile.

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