18 November 2014
Right to Education Project's partners the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), the Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI), and the Ghana Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) have released the following press statement:(Geneva, Accra, London) – In a report published last week, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against... Read more
6 November 2014
In a new report 'No Way Out: Child Marriage and Human Rights Abuses in Tanzania', Human Rights Watch documents how child marriage severely curtails girls’ access to education, and exposes them to exploitation, violence, and reproductive health risks. Discriminatory and vague government education policies and practices facilitate early marriages, seriously undermining girls’ education and... Read more
30 October 2014
The Privatisation in Education and Human Rights Project is an innovative multi-country research and advocacy project on the impact of privatisation in education on the right to education. This project critically examines the global development of privatisation in the light of human rights standards. It is being carried on by the Global Initiative on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR)... Read more
27 October 2014
“Education must be protected from the forces of privatisation... Education is not a privilege of the rich and well to do; it is an inalienable right of every child” said today Kishore Singh, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education during the presentation of his report to the UN General Assembly.“The exponential growth of private education must be regulated by Governments to safeguard... Read more
24 October 2014
Right to Education Project's partners the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) and the Ghana Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) have released the following press statement:(Geneva, Accra) - In a list of issues released last week, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) formally asked the Ghanaian Government to explain itself on the growing... Read more
Human Rights Building, Council of Europe
3 October 2014
In a Chamber judgment adopted on 16 September 2014  in the case of Mansur Yalçın and Others v. Turkey (application no. 21163/11), the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 (right to education) to the European Convention on Human Rights with regard to Mansur Yalçın, Yüksel Polat and Hasan Kılıç.In this case, the applicants... Read more
24 September 2014
On Wednesday 24th September the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) published its written recommendations on Morocco. The Committee made statements on the pace and lack of regulation of privatisation of education and recommended the government of Morocco take immediate action to assess and address the consequences of the rapid development of private education actors."Private... Read more
23 September 2014
An online database containing 195 profiles on the legal status of education in countries around the world has just been launched by UNESCO.The Right to Education Global Database is a unique portal designed to be a practical tool for monitoring, research and advocacy. It already hosts a library of over 1,000 official documents, including constitutions, legislations and policies on education from... Read more
5 September 2014
The South African Human Rights Commission has released a report on an investigation it conducted on scholar transport and found that the Eastern Cape Education and Transport Departments violated pupils' right to basic education by failing to provide them with transport to school. The Commission found that physical accessibility of schools is an integral part of the right to education and the... Read more
28 July 2014
This volunteer role is a unique opportunity to use your skills and talents doing important work while gaining valuable work experience in a major international NGO.The Right to Education Project (RTE), housed at ActionAid International in London, is a collaborative initiative between ActionAid International, Amnesty International, the Global Campaign for Education, Save the Children and Human... Read more

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