Implementing the Abidjan Principles: ASPBAE training workshop in Bangkok

Reflections of Day 1

Education actors gathered at the Center Point Hotel in Bangkok to talk about the Right to Education and the Abidjan Principles. Masato Abe,  Economic Affairs Officer at UN ESCAP, formally welcomed the participants to the two-day regional consultation.  Batjargal Batkhuyag, ASPBAE Executive Council member representing East Asia, gave the opening remarks, while Gauri Pradhan, one of the experts involved in drafting the Abidjan Principles, gave the inspirational note, stressing the importance of strengthening the right to quality public education.

Date: 
4 Noviembre 2019

Case summary: Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) Vs AG, Civil Suit No. 353 of 2016

In this case, ISER successfully petitioned the High Court seeking declarations to the effect that the government policy on public financing of secondary education in Uganda infringes on the rights to; equality and non – discrimination; and quality education as guaranteed under Articles 21; and 30 and 34(2) of the Constitution respectively.

Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) Vs AG, Civil Suit No. 353 of 2016

In this case,  ISER successfully petitioned the High Court seeking declarations to the effect that the government policy on public financing of secondary education in Uganda infringes on the rights to; equality and non – discrimination; and quality education as guaranteed under Articles 21; and 30 and 34(2) of the Constitution respectively.

Is the Age of Human Rights Really Over? The Right to Education in Africa: Domesticization, Human Rights-Based Development, and Extraterritorial State Obligations

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.

Joint Oral Statement: New report takes firm approach to the implementation of the right to education and Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4)

 

Joint Oral Statement: New report takes firm approach to the implementation of the right to education and Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), delivered at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council during the presentation of the UN Special Rapporteur on right to education's report about the implementation of the right to education and Sustainable Development Goal 4 in the context of the growth of private actors in education. 

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.

Tribunal sudafricano sostiene que las escuelas privadas deben tener en cuenta el interés superior del niño al recaudar las tasas de matrícula

La importancia y el valor de una educación y su condición de derecho humano fundamental han sido reconocidas universalmente. Lamentablemente, para muchos estudiantes en el sistema de educación pública de Sudáfrica, el disfrute de este derecho se ve constantemente amenazado por una serie de desafíos históricos y administrativos. Bajo el apartheid, históricamente las escuelas “negras” recibían injustamente insuficientes fondos y recursos, y este legado ha llevado a muchas escuelas públicas a enfrentar problemas sistémicos que aún persisten hasta el día de hoy.

Date: 
11 Febrero 2019

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