Lessons in War 2015: Military Use of Schools and Universities during Armed Conflict

This study examines the use of schools and universities for military purposes by government armed forces and opposition or pro-government armed groups during times of armed conflict or insecurity. Schools are used for barracks, logistics bases, operational headquarters, weapons and ammunition caches, detention and interrogation centres, firing and observation positions, and recruitment grounds.

The study highlights examples of good practice, in which governments have adopted policies that explicitly ban or restrict militaries from using education facilities.

La educación, el idioma y los derechos humanos de la minorías

 En su informe, el Relator Especial sobre cuestiones de las minorías, Fernand de Varennes, incluye una definición de trabajo clara del concepto de minoría a fin de orientar sus actividades y las de las Naciones Unidas. Asimismo, describe una serie de iniciativas, entre las que destacan tres foros regionales que complementan al Foro sobre Cuestiones de las Minorías.

The non-compliance by France with its extra-territorial obligations regarding the right to education through its investment in Bridge International Academies

France’s investment in the education multinational Bridge International Academies (BIA) has raised serious concerns regarding the extraterritorial obligations (ETOs) of France, in relation to the rights set out in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), particularly, the right to education.

Le non-respect des obligations extraterritoriales de la France en matière de droit à l'éducation à travers son investissement dans Bridge International Academies

L'investissement de la France dans la multinationale d'enseignement Bridge International Academies (BIA) a soulevé de graves préoccupations quant à ses obligations extraterritoriales (OET) vis-à-vis de l'ensemble des droits garantis par le Pacte international relatif aux droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (PIDESC), et en particulier en matière de droit à l'éducation.

Annual Report 2018

The Right to Education Initiative's Annual Report 2018 includes information about us, the activities we have undertaken as well as our key achievements and impacts in four thematic areas: Privatisation and human rights; Monitoring of the right to education; Education 2030; and the right to education of migrants.

Contribución del derecho a la educación a la prevención de crímenes atroces y violaciones masivas o graves de los derechos humanos

En el presente informe, la Relatora Especial examina la forma en que el derecho a la educación contribuye a la prevención de crímenes atroces y violaciones masivas o graves de los derechos humanos. Destacando que la educación desempeña un papel fundamental en todas las etapas de la prevención, la Relatora Especial subraya el potencial preventivo particularmente contundente del derecho a la educación en las etapas tempranas, antes de que se hagan evidentes las señales de alerta.

Right to education: the implementation of the right to education and Sustainable Development Goal 4 in the context of the growth of private actors in education - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education

In this report, the Special Rapporteur examines the implementation of the right to education and Sustainable Development Goal 4 in the context of the growth of private actors in education.

She presents to the Human Rights Council and States Members of the United Nations the Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education, and recommends their full implementation.

Global Education Monitoring Report 2019-Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls

UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report, Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges not walls, highlights countries’ achievements and shortcomings in ensuring the right of migrant and displaced children to benefit from a quality, inclusive education, a right that serves the interests of both learners and the communities they live in. 

Read the report, here.

Promoting accountability through open school data: Indonesia case study on the role of school report cards

The UNESCO Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) has just published six case studies from Asia and the Pacific to inspire and inform open school data policies in and beyond the region, and to empower citizens to fight corruption in education.

The case studies look at a range of school report card initiatives (both government-led and citizen-led) to create a new evidence base for more informed policy-making on how to use school-related data to create a more transparent and accountable education system.

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