Civil Society Organisations Gather in London to Examine the Impact of the Increasing Presence of Private Actors in Education

From 15th to 21st October, civil society organisations from around the world convened in London for a series of workshops and public events to examine the impact of the growing involvement of private actors on the right to education.

Date: 
29 October 2015

Privatisation of Education and Rights Violations in Brazil: Notes for the Committee on the Rights of the Child

This present document, produced by the Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education (Brazilian Campaign) and the NGO Ação Educativa, aims to present a brief overview of the ongoing privatization processes in education in Brazil and its negative impacts on the achievement of the human right to education of children and adolescents, as a contribution to the II Alternative Report on the Situation of the Rights of the Child in Brazil organized by the National Association of Centers for the Defense of Child Rights (Associação Nacional dos Centros de Defesa da Criança e do Adolescente - Anced).

REPORT SUMMARY: The UK’s support of the growth of private actors in education through it development aid: Questioning its responsibilities as regards its human rights extra-territorial obligations

The Right to Education Project, with the support of international and British organisations as well as teachers' unions have submitted a report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child about the UK's support of the growth of private actors in education through its development aid: questioning its responsibilities as regards its human rights extra-territorial obligations.

Alternative Report to the CESCR: The UK’s support of the growth of private education through its development aid: questioning its responsibilities as regards its human rights extraterritorial obligations

The Right to Education Initiative, with the support of international and British organisations as well as teachers' unions have submitted a report to the Committee onEconomic, Social and Cultural Rights about the UK's support of the growth of private actors in education through its development aid: questioning its responsibilities as regards its human rights extra-territorial obligations.

Alternative Report to the CRC: The UK’s support of the growth of private education through its development aid: questioning its responsibilities as regards its human rights extraterritorial obligations

The Right to Education Initiative, with the support of international and British organisations as well as teachers' unions have submitted a report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child about the UK's support of the growth of private actors in education through its development aid: questioning its responsibilities as regards its human rights extra-territorial obligations.

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education on public-private partnerships in education

The Special Rapporteur examines public-private partnerships in education, which are inextricably linked to rapidly expanding privatisation. He highlights their implications for the right to education and for the principles of social justice and equity.

Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant

La Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant (CIDE) s'applique aux enfants de moins de 18 ans. Elle reconnaît l'éducation comme un droit à chaque enfant sur la base de l'égalité des chances. Son article 28 garantit la gratuité de l'enseignement primaire obligatoire pour tous, la gratuité progressive de l'enseignement secondaire qui devrait en tout état de cause être disponible et accessible à tous, et l'accessibilité à l'enseignement supérieur en fonction des capacités. Il énonce l'obligation de l'État de prendre des mesures concernant la fréquentation scolaire.

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