Environmental & Consumer Protection Foundation v Delhi (Supreme Court of India; 2012)

In response to a petition filed by an Indian charity, the Supreme Court of India directed the governments of all States and Union Territories to ensure that all schools, whether private or state-run, provide proper toilet facilities, drinking water, sufficient classrooms and capable teaching staff. The court held that, under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (2009) and the Indian Constitution, central, state and local governments have an obligation to ensure that all schools, both public and private, have adequate infrastructure.

Mohini Jain v Karnataka (Supreme Court of India; 1992)

In this case, a resident of Uttar Pradesh state challenged a notification issued by the Karnataka government that permitted private medical colleges to charge higher fees to students who were not allocated 'government seats'. The Supreme Court of India held that the charging of a ‘capitation fee’ by the private educational institutions violated the right to education, as implied from the right to life and human dignity, and the right to equal protection of the law.

Some Children are More Equal than Others: Education in South Africa

 
Two decades after Apartheid was apolished, Some Children are More Equal than Others focuses on how the educational system in South Africa relates to the flagrant inequalities in the country and its still growing wealth-gap. In a nutshell, education in SA operates as a "Tale of two Systems." On the one hand there are 20 % of privileged people who send their children to a functioning schooling system. On the other hand, education is drastically failing 80 % of the children in South Africa. This self-perpetuating circle results in over 50 % youth-unemployment.

Le droit à l'éducation pour les enfants handicapés en Afrique du Sud: l'action de SECTION27 allant des stratégies nationales de recherche et de litige au plaidoyer international

Le Département sud-africain de l'éducation de base a indiqué que jusqu'à 489 036 enfants handicapés d'âge scolaire ne sont scolarisés dans aucune école. L'Enquête générale sur les ménages de 2013 indique que parmi les enfants handicapés qui ne fréquentent pas l'école, 67% ont des handicaps graves et devraient donc être placés dans des écoles spécialisées.

Date: 
14 Avril 2015

43: Le droit à l'éducation dans le Mexique rural

La disparition de 43 étudiants de l'École rurale de formation des enseignants (École normale rurale) en septembre 2014 à Ayotzinapa a profondément touché les Mexicains. Elle a éveillé une solidarité mondiale et a secoué le gouvernement de Peña Nieto. Le contexte dans lequel cela se déroule est important: un contexte dans lequel le droit à l'éducation dans les zones rurales a toujours été menacé et le contexte d’une crise des droits humains qui a prévalu dans le pays au cours de la dernière décennie.

Date: 
30 Mars 2015

Economic and Social Rights in the Courtroom: A Litigator's Guide to Using Equality and Non-Discrimination Strategies to Advance Economic and Social Rights

The Guide identifies equality and non-discrimination strategies that NGOs, lawyers and activists may employ in seeking to advance economic and social rights (ESRs) before courts. It is also accompanied by an online Compendium of useful cases in which equality and non-discrimination concepts and approaches have been employed to advance ESRs.

Le droit à l’éducation: un défi quotidien

Le 10 décembre, nous célébrons La journée des droits de l’homme afin de «porter à l'attention des « peuples du monde » la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme (DUDH) en tant que norme commune de réussite pour tous les peuples et toutes les nations» (Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, 1950).

Date: 
10 Décembre 2014

“They Say We’re Dirty” - Denying an Education to India’s Marginalized

In 2009, India enacted the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, which provides for free and compulsory education to all children aged 6 to 14. However, the evidence presented in this report indicates that despite the 3 year deadline to implement the key provisions of the Act, it has yet to be adequately implemented.

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