29 March 2022
In 1995, the parents of an Indian pupil brought a case against University of Natal because her application to medical school was rejected despite the satisfactory results she obtained in her qualifying examinations. They claimed that the admission process was discriminatory because it did not consider all the applications equally, but set higher admission standards for Indian students and lower... Read more
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16 March 2022
16 March 2022The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) has quietly divested from New Globe Schools, better known as Bridge International Academies (BIA), a for-profit school chain operating in four African countries and India. The IFC has invested  a total of $13.5 million in BIA since 2014, with the intention of supporting the company’s expansion to other countries. In response, ... Read more
4 March 2022
The Right to Education Initiative (RTE) is looking for consultancy support to conduct an external review and help the organisation reflect on its impact over the past 10 years and its current role within the education community, with the aim to better communicate about itself and to develop a relevant strategy for the coming years, taking into account the changing education and human rights... Read more
14 February 2022
On 14 February 2022 at 2pm GMT, Right to Education Initiative, GI-ESCR, ISER Uganda, the Equal Education Law Center and GEM Report UNESCO are co-hosting an event to celebrate the third anniversary of the Abidjan Principles, a definitive reference text on the right to education adopted in 2019.  The webinar‘Towards the end of profit and commercial practices in education?" will explore the role of... Read more
23 January 2022
On Monday 24th January, the world will celebrate the International Day of Education, a day proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 2018 in recognition of the vital role that education plays in building sustainable and resilient societies; promoting the skills needed for sustainable development; eradicating poverty and hunger; improving health; reducing inequality; and promoting peace... Read more
20 January 2022
The Abidjan Principles, a reference text on the right to education adopted in 2019 by a group of leading international experts, have secured a further recognition, bringing their total to 13 by national, regional and international human rights bodies and representatives.The latest recognition is in the Inter-American Principles on Academic Freedom and University Autonomy, whose objective is to... Read more
18 January 2022
A new article, ‘Human rights to evaluate evidence on non-state involvement in education’, was published on 10 December as a background paper to the latest edition of the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, ‘Non-state actors in education: who chooses? who loses?’,Co-authored by RTE’s executive Director Delphine Dorsi; Professor Frank Adamson, Sacramento State University; Sylvain Aubry... Read more
11 January 2022
In early December, in the lead up to International Human Rights Day, RTE participated in the launch event organised by UNESCO to celebrate the Global Partnership Strategy for Early Childhood (GPS), the product of 18 months of multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration. RTE has provided contributions to the GPS over the last 18 months, and presented these at the launch event.The GPS was born... Read more
29 December 2021
On Friday 26 November 2021, The World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP),  in association with the Right to Education Initiative and UNESCO, organised a seminar entitled ‘What’s happening with ECCE in the world? Latest research and current perspectives’. This seminar, which is part of OMEP’s 2021-22 series, featured the presentation of two new UNESCO reports.  Having highlighted... Read more
22 December 2021
Over two days in early December, UNESCO held an International Seminar on the Evolving Right to Education to celebrate the organisation’s ongoing work on the futures of education, and to present the first stage of the UNESCO Futures of Education initiative - the report Reimagining our futures together: a new social contract for education.The purpose of the event was to bring together different... Read more