NEW Publication: CESCR Yearbook 2017

GI-ESCR is excited to announce the first edition of the CESCR Yearbook for 2017. This annual publication provides a concise overview of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Right’s accomplishment each year. The first edition covers the Committee’s work in 2017. Click below to explore the CESCR Yearbook 2017: Speak Visually. Create a presentation with […]

September 21, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Now Available: GI-ESCR Annual Report 2017

Available today, the GI-ESCR 2017 Annual Report for Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR). GI-ESCR’s Annual Report captures our key achievements in 2017. The report highlights activities under our four key areas of work, namely strategic litigation and legal advocacy; advancing women’s economic, social and cultural rights (with a focus on land and productive […]

September 19, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Launch of Online Public Consultation of the Human Rights Guiding Principles

Today, the Drafting Committee of the human rights Guiding Principles on private actors in education is launched an online public consultation on the draft of the Guiding Principles. The online consultation is open to any interested stakeholder. The draft Guiding Principles are available here, feedback can be submitted through an online questionnaire available here, or […]

August 29, 2018 in Right to education, Uncategorized by

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Une nouvelle résolution de l’ONU démontre un consensus croissant pour l’amélioration de la régulation de l’éducation conformément aux droits de l’Homme

(Genève, 6 juillet 2018) Le Conseil des droits de l’Homme des Nations Unies – le principal organe mondial des droits de l’Homme – a adopté hier une résolution soulignant avec un consensus sans précédent le besoin urgent de mieux réglementer les prestataires privés d’éducation afin de contrer les effets négatifs de la commercialisation de l’éducation, […]

July 6, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Newly adopted UN resolution shows growing consensus to improve regulation of education in accordance with human rights law

  Public statement (Geneva, 6 July 2018) The UN Human Rights Council – the top global human rights body – adopted yesterday a resolution emphasising with unprecedented consensus the urgent need to better regulate private education providers in order to address the negative impacts of the commercialisation of education, and to do so following human […]

July 6, 2018 in Right to education by

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Drafting Committee of the Human Rights Guiding Principles on private schools is constituted and met for the first time

A drafting committee of the Human Rights Guiding Principles on private school, composed of ten human rights experts, was recently constituted and met for the first time in Geneva on 11 June 2018. Since 2015, various education stakeholders have been working together to facilitate the process for development by experts of human rights Guiding Principles […]

July 2, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Event: Women’s Rights in the Context of Climate Change

Join us for a look at the gendered dimensions of climate change impacts and the importance of a gender perspective in climate actions It is now clear that the impacts of climate change are not gender neutral. The effects of climate change are, and will be, felt most acutely by those segments of the population that […]

June 19, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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World Bank accepts complaint on its investment in Bridge International Academies

(Nairobi/Washington, DC, 7 June 2018) Human rights organisations welcomed the decision by the World Bank’s Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) to accept a complaint regarding the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s investment in Bridge International Academies (Bridge) in Kenya. The company operates over 400 so-called low-cost primary schools in Kenya that have been the focus of a […]

June 7, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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How does development contribute to the enjoyment of human rights?

‘How does development contribute to the enjoyment of human rights’? This is the question that the UN Human Rights Council has asked its Advisory Committee to prepare a study on. Together with our colleagues at ATD Fourth World, the Centre for Economic and Social Rights and Franciscans International, we have responded to the Advisory Committee’s […]

June 4, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Civil society participates in the 30th Meeting of Chairpersons of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

This week the Chairs of each of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies will meet in New York to discuss the work of the treaty bodies. Civl society will participate in the meeting to present their perspective on the work of the treaty bodies. A group of 23 non-governmental organisations made a submission to the meeting which focuses on existing […]

May 28, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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