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
12 February 2015
The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education has released the following statement on the growth of private sector provision of basic education and its impact on the right to education: GENEVA (12 February 2015) - “Free, quality basic education is a fundamental human right for all, and governments must not delegate this responsibility to the private sector,” said the United Nations Special... Read more
22 January 2015
On 20 January, 2015, Somalia became the 196th State party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).In a press release, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake welcomed the ratification, stating:“By ratifying the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the government of Somalia is making an investment in the well-being of its children, and thus in the future of its society.” The CRC is the... Read more
19 January 2015
On 12th January, 2015, South Africa became the 163rd State Party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).In the statement of Declaration after the ratification, the United Nations expressed its hope that by ratifying the ICESCR, “the Government of the Republic of South Africa will give progressive effect to the right to education, as provided for in Article... Read more