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.

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.

Observación general Nº 20. La no discriminación y los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales (artículo 2, párrafo 2 del Pacto Internacional de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales)

Observación general Nº 20. La no discriminación y los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales (artículo 2, párrafo 2 del Pacto Internacional de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales).

Without education they lose their future: denial of education to child asylum seekers on the Greek islands

The 51-page report, “‘Without Education They Lose Their Future’: Denial of Education to Child Asylum Seekers on the Greek Islands,” found that fewer than 15 percent of more than 3,000 school-age asylum-seeking children on the islands were enrolled in public school at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, and that in government-run camps on the islands, only about 100 children, all preschoolers, had access to formal education.

European Parliament Resolution 2017/2206(INI)

On 3 July 2018, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the violation of rights of Indigenous Peoples around the world. The Resolution 2017/2206(INI) stresses the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with regards to Indigenous Peoples, including SDG 4.5 on access to education, and reiterates that Indigenous Peoples around the world suffer disproportionately from violations of human rights and insufficient access to education, among other fundamental rights.

The right to education movements and policies: Promises and realities

NORRAG Special Issue No 1. The right to education movement and policies: Promises and realities

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.

Case-law summary: Center for Civil and Human Rights v ŠM Primary and Nursery School

The Prešov Regional Court, one of the courts of appeals of the Slovak Republic, affirmed a lower court’s decision that schools cannot discriminate against children based on their ethnic origin or socially disadvantaged background. The Prešov Regional Court held that the defendant school was discriminating against children of Romani ethnic origin by placing those kids in separate Romani classes. It ordered that the school rectify the situation by the beginning of the next school year.

Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments (2017-8 youth version)

SDG 4, right to education, global education monitoring report, sustainable development goals

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?

Informe de la Relatora Especial sobre el derecho a la educación sobre el papel de la equidad y la inclusión

En este informe, la Relatora Especial examina el papel que representan la equidad y la inclusión en el fortalecimiento del derecho a la educación, en particular en el contexto del logro de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. La Relatora Especial concluye pidiendo a los Estados que adopten medidas positivas importantes para hacer frente a la discriminación, la inequidad y la exclusión en la educación a fin de asegurar que se logran los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.

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