UN Treaty Bodies Concluding Observations on Higher Education (2016-2021)

Treaty bodies are committees of independent experts created under a particular UN treaty. They are mandated to monitor how the states which have ratified the treaty in question comply with their obligations to implement the human rights guaranteed by the treaty, including the right to education. They periodically examine state reports and issue concluding observations on states’ compliance with the treaty, including recommendations.

Right to Education Initiative - Education Under Attack Indicators List

This list contains 51 indicators relevant to the monitoring of education under attack. They are divided into four sections - Attacks on schools and universities; Attacks on students, teachers and other educational personnel; Military use of schools and universities; and transversal or cross cutting indicators, which apply to more than one category and that are crucial to the analysis from a human rights’ perspective.

Each indicator is accompanied by comments and supplementary detail. 

Joint civil society letter on UN Human Rights Treaty Body reviews

Letter written by 523 NGOs, including RTE, to the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urging them to schedule country reviews no later than 2021 in the context of Covid-19. We indicate that we support online/hybrid reviews during the pandemic and ask for clear and advanced communications to civil society.
 
The letter is available in English, French, Spanish and Russian (all in the attached document).

Le droit à l’éducation. L’émergence d’un discours dans le contexte des laïcités françaises

This thesis aims at a better understanding of the challenging right to education emergence, often embedded within “social rights” or “debts” categories. This study is performed through the demonstration that the positive aspects of education are usually grasped using indirect references like the education public service and two civil liberties: education and conscience. These references remain the norm today despite the reality of the existence of a right to education since its supranational recognition and the recasting of education within the french domestic law.

Realizing the right to education in Egypt: an assessment of primary education in relation to international standards

The right to education in international human rights law is contained in number of international treaties. The most comprehensive coverage of the right is found within the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) under articles 13 and 14. The primary level of education is an essential and integral phase in the development of a child, without the right to education children are unable to realize other rights.

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