2 June 2021
On April 22, the European Committee of Social Rights issued a statement on COVID-19 and social rights which highlights the rights of the European Social Charter that are particularly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The statement makes particular reference to the right to education in the context of Covid-19, in addition to a focus on a range of rights including employment and labour rights, the... Read more
14 May 2021
This year’s Comparative and International Education Society Conference - conducted entirely online given the current global epidemiological situation - saw RTE participate in three events.Our programme of engagement covered a session on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), an event which RTE organised on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), and one of the first events in support of a new... Read more
Global Action Week flyer
14 May 2021
Demonstrating our commitment to building bridges between different language communities, RTE participated in two multilingual events in this year’s Global Action Week for Education (GAWE).On Wednesday 28th April, we co-hosted an event in Arabic alongside the Arab Campaign for Education for All, considering the privatisation of education in the Arab region. RTE’s Project Officer Hoda Awwad... Read more
Promotional flyer for AFi event
28 April 2021
On April 15, Scholars at Risk held the webinar: ‘Free Universities: Putting the Academic Freedom Index Into Action Through the UN Human Rights system’.This high-level event presented the 2020 Academic Freedom Index (AFi) a robust instrument that can inform research and drive human rights policy debates among government officials, parliamentarians, research funders, university administrators,... Read more
Flyer advertising three events
21 April 2021
RTE will take part in and host three events at this year’s Comparative and International Education Society conference (CIES), which will be held between April 25th and May 2nd.The three events, detailed below, include Early Childhood Care and Education from a Human Rights Perspective; Critical reflections on public private partnerships; and Realising the Abidjan Principles on the right to... Read more
UN logo
7 April 2021
On March 24th, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - the body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties - issued recommendations to protect children’s rights in the digital environment.General Comment No. 25 (2021) includes numerous provisions on children’s rights in the digital world. Among the areas addressed... Read more
31 March 2021
In February, Right to Education Initiative welcomed three new members of staff to the team, and with their arrival began an expanded programme of work in support of the right to education in diverse contexts.The new members of staff will support across core strategic areas and communications activity, expanding both our strategic capacity and mobilisation ability.In addition to Director Delphine... Read more
Abidjan Principles signatories with banner
22 February 2021
An international webinar to mark the second anniversary of the signing of the Abidjan Principles was celebrated on February 12th, 2021, bringing together many of the experts involved in the development of the Principles alongside multilevel human rights experts, education actors, and civil society representatives.Since their signing in February 2019 by a group of 57 international experts... Read more
25 November 2020
In November 2019, the Abidjan Principles on the right to education were selected at the Paris Peace Forum  as one of the ten ‘most promising governance projects’ that will be awarded support to scale-up.  During one year, the Right to Education Initiative (RTE) and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights received support from the Paris Peace Forum Scale-up Committee... Read more
29 October 2020
On 21 October, the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Koumbou Boly Barry, presented to the General Assembly (start at 1:44:20) her last report on the interrelations between the right to education and the rights to water and sanitation, including hygiene and menstrual health. The special rapporteur intended to build a holistic approach on human rights, and highlighted that rights to... Read more