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Réaction d’organisations de la société civile concernant la fermeture des écoles Bridge en Ouganda

Le jugement ougandais concernant la fermeture des écoles Bridge International Academies doit signaler un mouvement vers la réalisation du droit à l’éducation en Ouganda et dans d’autres pays  Kampala, Ouganda, 10 novembre 2016 Les 15 organisations signataires de cette déclaration prennent note de la décision prise par le tribunal de grande instance de Kampala le […]

November 11, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Reaction from human rights organisations to the closure of Bridge schools in Uganda

Uganda judgement on the closure of Bridge International Academies must signal a move towards fulfilling the right to education in Uganda and other countries FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kampala, Uganda, November 10, 2016 The 15 organisations endorsing this statement take note of the decision taken by the High Court of Uganda sitting in Kampala on Friday […]

November 10, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Uganda to close the largest chain of commercial private schools over non-respect of basic education standards

For immediate release Kampala, 12 August 2016 The Ugandan Minister of Education and Sports, Hon Janet Museveni, formally announced on Tuesday during a session of the parliament that the Government will soon close the schools operated by the largest and most controversial chain of commercial private schools worldwide, Bridge International Academies (BIA), which runs 63 […]

August 12, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Historic UN resolution urges States to regulate education providers and support public education

Press release, 11th July 2016 Regulate education providers and invest in public education, urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in a historic resolution made public on Friday, and welcomed by 24 civil society organisations. The resolution, which was adopted during the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (13 June to 1 July 2016), […]

July 10, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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UN: UK financial support to private education in developing countries in contravention of human rights

Version pdf sur: http://bit.ly/29lhdPj  Press Release, Geneva, 5 July 2016 In a landmark report, which has just been published, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed its concerns that in some cases UK development aid “has been reportedly used for activities in contravention of economic, social and cultural rights in the receiving […]

July 5, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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UK Fails to Give a Clear Response to yet another UN Body Challenging its Support to Commercial Schools

Press statement (Geneva, 16 June 2016) A week after the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child expressed concerns about the UK’s funding of commercial private schools in developing countries, today another UN body challenged the UK on the legality of how it spends its development aid, adding to mounting pressure on the UK […]

June 17, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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The UN says UK development aid to commercial private schools could violate children’s rights

To remain informed about key developments on private actors and the right to education, sign up to our mailing list: http://bit.ly/privatnews In French: http://bit.ly/1V1L0uo (London, 10 June 2016) In an unprecedented statement made public on 9 June 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) expressed concerns about the UK “funding of […]

June 10, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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UK could be harming children’s rights abroad – and the Government fails to comment

  Geneva, 24 May 2016 The United Kingdom’s (UK) controversial support for commercial, low-cost private schools in developing countries has been questioned by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.(1) The UK Department for International Development’s support for the for-profit primary and pre-primary school chain, Bridge International Academies (BIA) was singled out as a particular […]

May 24, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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La société civile francophone se mobilise contre la marchandisation de l’éducation dans le monde

A l’occasion de la Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie, une coalition d’organisations francophones de la société civile[1] se mobilise contre la marchandisation de l’éducation, le 15 mars 2016, au siège de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Cette mobilisation fait suite, au niveau international, à une croissance sans précédent des acteurs […]

March 12, 2016 in Event, Press Releases, Right to education by

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After the UN, the African Commission cautions against privatisation in education in Uganda

In a series of recommendations published last week, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) expressed its deep concerns about the growth and lack of regulation of private schools in Uganda, which could be in violation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ rights.  The African Commission expressed its worry that […]

March 2, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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