9 September 2021
On the second International Day to Protect Education from Attack, Right to Education Initiative launches two new guides to support monitoring education under attack from a human rights perspectiveToday marks the second International Day to Protect Education from Attack. It is a day to reflect on the 75 million children aged between 3 and 18 living in crisis-affected nations, for whom the right to... Read more
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31 August 2021
The Privatisation in Education and Human Rights Consortium (PEHRC) is looking for a Master's student / recent graduate interested in taking up a placement to support its work (on a rolling basis). PEHRC is an informal network of national, regional and global organisations and individuals who collaborate to analyse and respond to the challenges posed by the rapid growth of private actors in... Read more
28 July 2021
As Ministers of education and other leading stakeholders in education meet on 28-29 July 2021 at the Global Education Summit, 37 CSOs call on governments to make robust funding commitments for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and urge GPE and its partners to use the money raised during the summit in support of free public education and to ensure that no funding is used to support... Read more
20 July 2021
On Monday 12 July, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution by consensus, sponsored by 54 States, which, among other significant emphases, highlights the importance of early childhood care and education (ECCE).Concretely, the resolution expresses concern regarding the numbers of children globally who do not receive pre-primary education - estimated to be at least 175 million... Read more
19 July 2021
Public statement, 16 July 2021 On July 16 2021, Right to Education Initiative and 24 civil society organisation partners co-signed a public statement welcoming the Human Rights Council’s resolution on the right to education. The resolution was adopted by consensus on Monday July 12 2021, sponsored by 54 States. Through this resolution, the Human Rights Council reaffirms its recognition of the... Read more
15 July 2021
On June 14, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) found that Spain violated the right to education of an eight-year old Moroccan boy in Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, for not taking the appropriate and timely action to confirm his residency in territory, and for not immediately admitting him to public school after his residency was confirmed. A.E.A’s caseA.E.A was... Read more
30 June 2021
On June 3 2021, RTE and the Paris Sciences Po Law School Clinic organized a round table discussion on inequalities in higher education in France. The online event that took place marked the end of another year of collaboration between the two organizations, as part of an ongoing pilot project on monitoring inequalities in higher education in France. Bringing together researchers, students and... Read more
Special Rapporteur Dr Koumbou Boly Barry presenting her report
30 June 2021
On June 21 2021, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education Dr Koumbou Boly Barry released a report entitled ‘Right to Education: the cultural dimensions of the right to education, or the  right to education as a cultural right’. Presented at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, the report considers the cultural dimensions of the right to education and reflects a call from the... Read more
28 June 2021
On June 15, RTE, GI-ESCR, NORRAG and California State University, Sacramento co-organised an online event to launch the book ‘Realizing the Abidjan Principles on the Right to Education: Human Rights, Public Education and the Role of Private Actors in Education’.More than 100 people joined the online event to hear chapter authors and editors present the most salient and crucial aspects of their... Read more
Abidjan Principles book cover
9 June 2021
On 15 June 2021, Right to Education Initiative, GI-ESCR, NORRAG, and California State University (CSU) are co-organising an online event to celebrate the launch of the book: Realizing the Abidjan Principles on the Right to Education: Human Rights, Public Education, and the Role of Private Actors in Education.The event will feature the editors and authors of the book - including RTE’s Executive... Read more

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