Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education: Protecting the right to education against commercialization

In this report, the Special Rapporteur looks with concern at the rapid increase in the number of private education providers and the resulting commercialization 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. He highlights the repercussions of privatization on the principles of social justice and equity and analyses education laws as well as evolving jurisprudence related to privatization in education.

“Limited Potential” The Right to Higher Education in France Impact of Place of Origin and of Cost on Inequality

This report shows how a student’s place of origin within France, that is, the region in which they live prior to the beginning of their studies, coupled with their socio-economic background can mean that the cost of education, which is heavily influenced by the structure of the French higher education system, poses a significant barrier to their enjoyment of the right to higher education. 

China's “Bilingual Education” Policy in Tibet Tibetan-Medium Schooling Under Threat

China’s education policy in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is significantly reducing the access of ethnic Tibetans to education in their mother tongue. The government policy, though called “bilingual education,” is in practice leading to the gradual replacement of Tibetan by Chinese as the medium of instruction in primary schools throughout the region, except for classes studying Tibetan as a language.

El derecho a la educación: el ejercicio efectivo del derecho a la educación y la consecución del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 4 en el contexto del aumento de las entidades del sector privado en el ámbito de la educación

En este informe, la Relatora Especial sobre el derecho a la educación de las Naciones Unidas, Komba Bolly Barry, examina el ejercicio efectivo del derecho a la educación y la consecución del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 4 en el contexto del aumento de las entidades del sector privado en el ámbito de la educación.

Droit à l’éducation : mise en œuvre du droit à l’éducation et de l’objectif de développement durable 4 face à l’importance croissante des acteurs privés dans le domaine de l’éducation

Dans ce rapport, la Rapporteuse spéciale sur le droit à l'éducation des Nations unies, Koumba Boly Barry, examine la mise en œuvre du droit àl’éducation et de l’objectif de développement durable 4 face à l’importance croissante des acteurs privés dans le domaine de l’éducation.

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.

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