Este informe menciona la justiciabilidad del derecho a la educación como uno de los temas que se propone abordar durante su mandato. En el presente informe se examinan las cuestiones relacionadas con la efectividad del derecho a la educación y con los mecanismos judiciales y cuasi judiciales. También se pone de relieve la jurisprudencia existente en los planos nacional, regional e internacional, prestando particular atención a algunos aspectos fundamentales del derecho a la educación.
Le présent rapport aborde les questions relatives à l’application de la justiciabilité au droit à l'éducation et aux mécanismes judiciaires et quasi judiciaires correspondants. Il met également en lumière la jurisprudence disponible aux niveaux national, régional et international, en mettant l’accent sur certains aspects clés du droit à l’éducation.
The law of Delict in South Africa (which would be called “the law of torts” elsewhere) has a complicated legacy. It is part of the South African common law – a colonial artefact originating from Roman Dutch law. After Apartheid ended, racist and authoritarian laws had to be abolished or amended to be consistent with a variety of rights enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa, 1996.
It has recently been suggested that the age of human rights is over. The West, itself often not respecting human rights, is said to have abused the concept as a tool to retain control over the developing world. Human rights have remained a foreign construct in Africa, the Near East, and Asia. They have "underperformed," and the level of privation in many parts of the world is more intense than ever. This Article acknowledges elements of truth in these observations, but argues that the battle for human rights is not lost.
According to UNESCO, 264 million children and youth are still out of school around the world, and this is only accounting for the primary (61 million) and secondary school (203 million) age population. In particular, the poorest and most marginalised, including ethnic and religious minorities, persons with disabilities, girls, and populations experiencing conflict, are often systematically unable to access and complete a full cycle of quality education.
Although the majority of countries recognise the right to education through international and national law, the fulfilment of the right to education is far from being a reality. This is why we have launched a campaign to make sure the right to education is enforceable in countries around the world. Citizens should be able to take their governments to court if they violate this right. If they can’t, a vital route to accountability is missing.
This youth report, based on findings and conclusions from the 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring report, asks how young people are involved in the process of accountability in education. As students, what are we responsible for in our education and how are we held accountable? How can we make sure other actors–like schools, universities and governments–are held accountable for their responsibilities?
Whilst the importance of equality and inclusion in tackling out-of-school children is now widely recognised, the extent to which discrimination, in all its forms, contributes to the denial of primary education, and the potential for the rights to equality and non-discrimination to offer solutions, are currently underexplored.
RTE's background paper for the Global Education Monitoring Report 2017/8: Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments.
The purpose of the paper is to show how a human rights-based approach offers insights and practical solutions to address the accountability deficits found in both education policy decision-making and implementation, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.