30 October 2014
The Privatisation in Education and Human Rights Project is an innovative multi-country research and advocacy project on the impact of privatisation in education on the right to education. This project critically examines the global development of privatisation in the light of human rights standards. It is being carried on by the Global Initiative on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR)... Read more
27 October 2014
“Education must be protected from the forces of privatisation... Education is not a privilege of the rich and well to do; it is an inalienable right of every child” said today Kishore Singh, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education during the presentation of his report to the UN General Assembly.“The exponential growth of private education must be regulated by Governments to safeguard... Read more
24 October 2014
Right to Education Project's partners the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) and the Ghana Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) have released the following press statement:(Geneva, Accra) - In a list of issues released last week, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) formally asked the Ghanaian Government to explain itself on the growing... Read more
Human Rights Building, Council of Europe
3 October 2014
In a Chamber judgment adopted on 16 September 2014  in the case of Mansur Yalçın and Others v. Turkey (application no. 21163/11), the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 (right to education) to the European Convention on Human Rights with regard to Mansur Yalçın, Yüksel Polat and Hasan Kılıç.In this case, the applicants... Read more
24 September 2014
On Wednesday 24th September the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) published its written recommendations on Morocco. The Committee made statements on the pace and lack of regulation of privatisation of education and recommended the government of Morocco take immediate action to assess and address the consequences of the rapid development of private education actors."Private... Read more
23 September 2014
An online database containing 195 profiles on the legal status of education in countries around the world has just been launched by UNESCO.The Right to Education Global Database is a unique portal designed to be a practical tool for monitoring, research and advocacy. It already hosts a library of over 1,000 official documents, including constitutions, legislations and policies on education from... Read more
5 September 2014
The South African Human Rights Commission has released a report on an investigation it conducted on scholar transport and found that the Eastern Cape Education and Transport Departments violated pupils' right to basic education by failing to provide them with transport to school. The Commission found that physical accessibility of schools is an integral part of the right to education and the... Read more
25 July 2014
Right to Education Project's key partner, Global Campaign for Education, have released a statement on the recent attacks on schools in Gaza and the impact these attacks have on children. It reads:Israel’s current attack on Gaza has seen nine children killed every day in Gaza. In the period 21-22 July alone, the rate of child deaths has escalated to one child killed per hour.The cumulative... Read more
7 July 2014
Thirteen organizations today, included the Right to Education Project, highlighted the discriminatory impacts of privatizing education on women and girls.  The organizations submitted a brief to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to inform its discussion on girls’ and women’s right to education.  The organizations argue that privatization exacerbates... Read more
Nadege Auguste teaches her daughters at home. Access to education is a huge challenge in Haiti
28 May 2014
Half of primary school aged children cannot access education in Haiti due to a lack of public schools. ActionAid and peasants groups of the Je Nan Je platform, are calling for government action to standardise education policies and uphold the Haitian constitution which should guarantee basic education to every child in the country. The lack of public primary schools in Haiti has given rise to an... Read more