This report examines public-private partnerships in education, which are inextricably linked to rapidly expanding privatization. The Special Rapporteur highlights their implications for the right to education and for the principles of social justice and equity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m writing this blog on the eve of Human Rights Day, following celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.
Local governments in Nepal are in the process of developing legislation on education following the implementation of the Constitution which delegates responsibility for providing free and compulsory basic education, and free secondary education to local authorities/governments. The National Campaign for Education (NCE) Nepal, brought together representatives from civil society, journalists, teachers, youth groups and local governments for a two-day workshop to discuss the right to education and the Abidjan Principles in the context of Nepal.
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.
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.