On 13th February 2019, a group of eminent human rights experts from around the world adopted the Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education in Ivory Coast. This landmark text is a major step for the right to education worldwide. The principles unpack and compile the existing obligations of States under international human rights law and provide a new reference point to address the role of the State and private actors in education. They were adopted following four years of work by various education stakeholders, including some community consultations.
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