4 June 2024
Together with the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) and Campaña Latinoamericana por el Derecho a la Educación (CLADE), we have submitted a joint contribution to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education. This submission aims to contribute to her study on the human rights-based use of artificial intelligence in education.The submission, drafted in... Read more
26 April 2024
On April 19, a session entitled ‘The Impact of IFC Investments in Education: The Accountability Gap and Lessons for Other DFIs Organizers’, took place at the World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum Spring Sessions. The panel discussion was led by the East African Centre for Human Rights (EACHRights), and co-sponsored by the Right to Education Initiative, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and... Read more
24 April 2024
In March, the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman’s (CAO) published its Compliance Investigation Report into the World Bank International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) investment in Bridge International Academies (BIA). The report makes clear that IFC’s failures in due diligence and supervision resulted in irrevocable harm to students including “acute and long-term damage to [survivors’] physical,... Read more
22 April 2024
RTE has partnered with the Africa Early Childhood Network (AfECN) and Oxford Human Rights Hub to launch an online training, in English and French,  which will focus attention on monitoring and reporting on ECCE from a human rights perspective in Africa, with particular focus given to how to engage in advocacy with UN Treaty bodies. UN treaty bodies are committees of independent experts that... Read more
27 March 2024
On 13 February 2024, international experts, academics, education stakeholders and representatives of regional and international human rights systems gathered to celebrate five years since the adoption of the Abidjan Principles, a reference text and rapidly recognised authoritative resource on the right to education. More than 100 people joined the online session, which included participation from... Read more
29 February 2024
More than 300 organisations, among them RTE, have sent a joint letter to UN representatives, raising major concerns about access and participation of civil society organisations in UN spaces, following the decision to limit participation for UN human rights bodies and mechanisms to in-person only. Read the letter below._______The undersigned civil society organisations are writing to express our... Read more
20 February 2024
RTE has partnered with Global Campus of Human Rights to launch a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on Children’s right to education in armed conflict, for which free enrolment is currently open. The context for this course is the worrying increase in attacks on children, young people, and teachers and academics in recent years. According to GCPEA, in 2020 and 2021 more than 9,000 students and... Read more
9 February 2024
The Abidjan Principles, adopted on 13 February 2019 following a three-year long consultative process involving a diverse range of stakeholders and constituents, will see their fifth anniversary marked on 13 February 2024 in an online interactive dialogue. Since their adoption, the Abidjan Principles have established themselves as an authoritative reference text on the right to education in the... Read more
23 January 2024
Today the world celebrates the International Day of Education, and at the Right to Education Initiative we are proud to publish this specially commissioned image made by artist Andy Lemar Orand. While those who work in education and rights often consider the abstract, the fundamental, and the theoretical, Education Day is a moment to remember that education is central to who we are, to our... Read more
23 January 2024
24 January 2024 - Right to Education Initiative joins more than 100 civil society organisations and global and community leaders from around the world to defend public education, in a statement which provides a resounding defence of the role and strengths of public education systems. The statement, jointly developed by members of the Privatisation in Education and Human Rights Consortium (PEHRC... Read more

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