22 May 2015
Press release, 22 May 2015(Geneva) The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) expressed yesterday serious concerns about the spate of increasing commercialization of education in Ghana. The CRC was meeting in Geneva with representatives of the Government of Ghana to review the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by Ghana.Ms Amal Aldoseri, the vice-chair... Read more
14 May 2015
The Right to Education Project, in solidarity with over 100 organisations, supports the following statement:Press Release - 14 May 2015Today, more than one hundred national and international organisations across the world released a joint open statement addressed to the president of the World Bank, Jim Kim. The statement expresses their deep concerns about the World Bank’s support for the... Read more
8 May 2015
4 November -15 Decembber 2015 (E13415) | Register for this course Instructor: Dr. Angela Melchiorre, Right to Education Project's AdviserThis certificate course offered jointly by HREA and the Right to Education Project provides human rights, development and education advocates with concepts, skills, and tools to deepen their knowledge and strategise their work on the right to education. The... Read more
5 May 2015
On 23 January, 2015, South Sudan became the 195th State party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty. With Somalia undergoing the process of finalising ratification of the CRC, this leaves the United States as the sole non-State party.In a media statement, the Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomed the... Read more
28 April 2015
On 16th April, 2015, during UNESCO's Executive Board meeting, an historic resolution, Learning Without Fear, was passed, condemning gender-based violence in and around schools.The Resolution, signed by 58 countries, recognises that "violence against children and school-related gender-based violence, in particular, have a devastating effect on the dignity of children and on the enjoyment of human... Read more
14 April 2015
On 14 April 2015, Argentina became the 17th State party to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (OP3 CRC). OP3 CRC entered into force on 14 April 2014 and allows the Committee on the Rights of the Child to accept complaints from children, groups of children or their representatives against any State that has ratified OP3 CRC. The... Read more
24 March 2015
Press release - 24th March 2015(Santiago) In a list of issues released on 5th March 2015, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) formally asked the Chilean Government to explain the impact of privatization in education and its measures “to put an end to segregation in the education system and guarantee the right to equality and non-discrimination in terms of access to... Read more
18 March 2015
On 18 March 2015, France became the 20th State party to the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.The Right to Education Project welcomes France's ratification to the Optional Protocol, along with the recent ratifications of Italy and Luxembourg, as an important step in increasing the justiciability of the right to education at the international... Read more
26 February 2015
The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Sciences Po Paris Human Rights Clinic, and the Right to Education Project are convening a public conference on privatisation in education, in Paris on 18th March 2015 (to be conducted in French).There will be a lecture from Dr Kishore Singh, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education, who in his most recent report ... Read more
18 February 2015
The Right to Education Project is seeking a Research & Advocacy CoordinatorLocation: Central London2 years Fixed Term Contract, Part time for 17.5 hours per weekSalary: For London base – Salary - £19,549 per annum for 2.5 days per week (equivalent to c£39,000 full time)Local Terms and Conditions of the base location will applyUse your extensive experience of working in multi-country agency on... Read more