30 July 2015
For the first time, 172 learners from the Eastern Cape will be spared their usual two-hour walk to and from school. Following a decision by Judge Plasket of the Grahamstown High Court in a case brought by the Legal Resources Centre on behalf of four schools, the departments of education and transport in the Eastern Cape are providing the learners with scholar transport.Across South Africa,... Read more
UN Human Rights Council
2 July 2015
Press release(Geneva, 2 July 2015) Eight international civil society organisations today welcomed a landmark resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) urging States to regulate and monitor private education providers and recognising the potential “wide-ranging impact of the commercialization of education on the enjoyment of the right to education”.The HRC is the leading global... Read more
1 July 2015
The Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Open Society Foundation will be hosting a participative and interactive online workshop exploring the challenges of public and private partnerships in realising the right to education.The online workshop will take place at 14h00 BST on 29 July 2015. Public-private partnerships are an increasing phenomenon in the field of education. The growing influence of a... Read more
29 June 2015
On 25 June 2015, our partner organisation, the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) issued a statement on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Concluding Observations, which express serious concern regarding the rapid development of private education in Ghana.Read the press release below. For more information on privatisation of education, visit the RTE Project issue... Read more
25 June 2015
As of 24 June 2015, 102 organisations - including the Right to Education Project - endorsed the Lima Declaration on Tax Justice and Human Rights. The Lima Declaration marks the end of the Global Week of Action for #TaxJustice (16-22 June) led by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice to demand that multinationals pay their fair share in tax and contribute to the fulfilment of human rights.The... Read more
24 June 2015
PRESS RELEASE(Geneva, 24 June 2015) Two United Nations (UN) human rights expert bodies have this week issued ground-breaking statements that raise the alarm about the growth and effects of privatisation of education in Ghana, Chile, and Uganda, and made strong recommendations to address them.The expert bodies’ concluding observations depict a gloomy picture of the evolution of the education... Read more
12 June 2015
On 31 May 2015, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) – the committee tasked with monitoring the implementation of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (the ‘African Charter’) – published its decision in the Talibés children case.The decision was made in response to a communication brought in 2012 against the Government of Senegal... Read more
3 June 2015
UPDATE: As of 16 June 2017, 66 countries have endorsed the Internationa Safe Schools Declaration.On 29 May 2015, 37 countries endorsed the International Safe Schools Declaration at an inter-governmental conference hosted by the Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministry in Oslo. The process to adopt the Declaration, which commits countries to protecting schools and universities from military use, was... Read more
1 June 2015
On 21 May 2015, a Declaration setting out an important vision for education from 2016 to 2030 was adopted at the World Education Forum held in Incheon, South Korea. The Declaration will be implemented through Education 2030 Framework for Action (FFA) – the education development agenda for post-2015 (currently in draft). The 2030 FFA which will form Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (... Read more
29 May 2015
OIDEL and the Permanent Mission of Portugal in Geneva organise a seminar on Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Application of standards on ESCR into domestic Law in collaboration with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, School of Medicine (University of Geneva), Manchester International Law Center (University of Manchester), Collège Universitaire Henry Dunant... Read more

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