19 September 2018
Right to Education Initiative (RTE) has recently published its Annual Report, highlighting its work and impacts on the right to education carried out in 2017. RTE’s work in 2017 focused on four thematic areas:privatisation and human rightsmonitoring and accountability of the right to educationEducation 2030the right to education of migrantsSome examples of our activities include: the development... Read more
10 September 2018
Right to Education Initiative, together with civil society groups in Kenya, Uganda, and Liberia, supported a letter sent by Global Justice Now to UK's International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt to halt funding for Bridge International Academies. Bridge runs over 500 private schools in India, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Uganda which have been criticised for their poor teaching methods... Read more
30 August 2018
The Drafting Committee of the human rights Guiding Principles on private actors in education has launched an online public consultation on the draft of the Guiding Principles, open to any interested stakeholder.The draft Guiding Principles are available here, and feedback can be submitted through an online questionnaire available here, or by emailing with feedback in a Word Document  to... Read more
29 July 2018
At the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), states reaffirmed their commitment to the right to education by adopting a resolution (A/HRC/RES/38/9) entitled ‘The right to education: follow-up to Human Rights Council resolution 8/4’.The resolution, led by Portugal and sponsored by 45 states, highlights several global issues regarding enjoyment of the right to education,... Read more
27 July 2018
On 3 July 2018, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the violation of rights of Indigenous Peoples around the world. The Resolution 2017/2206(INI) stresses the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with regards to Indigenous Peoples, including SDG 4.5 on access to education, and reiterates that Indigenous Peoples around the world suffer disproportionately from... Read more
25 July 2018
The Right to Education Initiative (RTE) is looking for a part-time administration and finance officer to support the team’s work in the implementation of RTE’s strategic plan. The administration and finance office will be responsible for the management and operation of RTE’s financial, administrative and other office systems and policies, and for the development of new needed policies and... Read more
6 July 2018
The UN Human Rights Council – the top global human rights body – adopted on 5 July 2018 a resolution emphasising with unprecedented consensus the urgent need to better regulate private education providers in order to address the negative impacts of the commercialisation of education, and to do so following human rights principles.The resolution urges all States “to put in place a regulatory... Read more
4 July 2018
On July 3 2018, RTE’s Director, Delphine Dorsi, participated in a side event of the Human Rights Council called 'Privatisation, civil society schools and human rights', organised by the Permanent Mission of Portugal at the United Nations and OIDEL. Ms. Dorsi presented the development of human rights guiding principles on states’ obligations regarding private actors in education, giving examples... Read more
29 June 2018
A drafting committee of the Human Rights Guiding Principles on private schools, composed of ten human rights experts, was recently constituted and met for the first time in Geneva on 11 June 2018.Since 2015, various education stakeholders have been working together to facilitate the process for development by experts of human rights Guiding Principles (referred to as “the Guiding Principles” or “... Read more
29 June 2018
The Right to Education Initiative (RTE), together with the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) and UNESCO, submitted a joint written contribution to the consultation on the Global compact on refugees regarding the right to education of refugees.In this contribution, they underline the importance to emphasis that education is a human right, universally recognised... Read more