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.

Applying Right to Education Indicators to the Post-2015 Education Agenda

This paper is the Right to Education Initiative’s contribution to the on-going discussions to refine the formulation of the post-2015 education goal and targets and to identify related indicators to measure progress towards them. This paper argues that there is a need to introduce a human rights perspective to the post-2015 agenda and furthermore that right to education indicators can give a fuller account of the progress made by States towards achieving the post-2015 goals.

Planteando cuestiones de educación y privatización ante la ONU

Es la mañana de miércoles, 3 de septiembre [2014], en la Oficina del Alto Comisionado por los Derechos Humanos en Ginebra. Se echan los dados; en pocos minutos, saberemos. Mi compañero marroquí, que representa la Coalición Marroquí por la Educación para Todos, y yo, que represento la Iniciativa Global por los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (GI-ESCR) esperamos ansiosamente. Plantearán ellos la cuestión?

Date: 
12 Septiembre 2014

A practical guide to the United Nations' Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) provides a new and exciting opportunity for advocates to hold the United States government accountable to all its human rights obligations and commitments. This toolkit is meant to help human rights advocates engage with the UPR process, especially advocates interested in human rights in the United States and the U.S. government's participation in the UPR. The manual contains two main sections. The first section presents the steps involved before and after the UPR.

International and Regional Child Rights Mechanisms. A guide to the monitoring mechanisms of the Child Rights Committee, the UN Universal Periodic Review and the Regional Child Rights Mechanisms

A primary objective of this report is to provide an overview of and compare the monitoring mechanisms of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the recent UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) from a child rights perspective and how CSOs can best use these mechanisms. This is reflected in Part 1 of the report.


A secondary objective is to provide an overview of the regional human rights/ child rights mechanisms and how Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can use them for advancing Children’s Rights. Part 2 presents such an overview.

Beyond Statistics: Measuring Education as a Human Right - Reflections

In July 2010, the Right to Education Project convened a consultative workshop, Beyond statistics: measuring education as a human right, with the aim to explore reactions from human rights, development and education experts on its set of indicators and its use in the field. This document presents the reflections and comments that emerged from the consultation.

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