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Une nouvelle résolution de l’ONU exhorte les États à agir contre la marchandisation de l’éducation

  (Genève, 22 juin 2017) Dans une nouvelle résolution importante adoptée aujourd’hui par l’ONU, les États ont confirmé l’urgence de réglementer l’éducation privée et de répondre aux impacts négatifs de la marchandisation de l’éducation. La résolution, adoptée par le Conseil des droits de l’Homme par consensus, exhorte « tous les États à établir à l’intention des […]

June 22, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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New UN resolution again urges States to take action on commercialisation of education

(Geneva, 22 June 2017) In a new important UN resolution adopted today, States have reaffirmed the urgency to address the negative impacts of the commercialisation of education, which could undermine human rights. The resolution, which was adopted by the UN Human Rights Council by consensus, urges all States “to put in place a regulatory framework […]

June 22, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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France commits to act against commercialisation of education in international cooperation

For immediate release Paris, 27 March  2017 The French Minister for development aid, Jean-Marie le Guen, declared last Thursday that ‘France will act against any attempt at commercialisation of education’ in international cooperation. He added that France considers that ‘education is a public service’ and ‘a common good that cannot be traded’. Mr Le Guen […]

March 27, 2017 in Right to education by

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La France s’engage à agir contre la marchandisation de l’éducation dans la coopération internationale

Pour publication immédiate Paris, 27 mars 2017 Le secrétaire d’Etat français chargé du Développement et de la Francophonie, Jean-Marie le Guen, a déclaré jeudi dernier que « la France agira contre toutes les tentatives de marchandisation de l’éducation » dans la coopération internationale. Il a ajouté que la France considérait que l’éducation est « un service public » et […]

March 27, 2017 in Right to education by

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Join the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at CIES 2017

GI-ESCR will be presenting at the two panels below during the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference on March 5-9 in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss the impact of private actors and low-fee schooling on the right to education. CIES is a major annual conference on global education issues. Monday 6th March, 5:00 – 6:30 pm ‘Understanding commercial low-fee […]

March 3, 2017 in Right to education by

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Kenyan court upholds the closure of Bridge International Academies over failure to respect standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A judgement delivered yesterday by a Kenyan Court upholds the action taken by Busia County Government to close down ten Bridge International Academies for violating education norms and standards. It marks a turning point and must signal a move towards fulfilling the right to education in Kenya and other countries, say five […]

February 17, 2017 in Right to education by

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New page – Human Rights Guiding Principles on private schools

In response to the need to clarify the existing legal human rights framework as it applies to the role of private actors in education, and in an effort to provide normative guiding principles against which to analyse privatisation in and of education from a human rights perspective, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights […]

January 12, 2017 in Right to education by

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Human rights analysis of new data on Bridge International Academies

The East African Centre for Human Rights (EACHRights, Kenya), the Initiative for Economic and Social Rights (ISER, Uganda), and ourselves at the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) published today a two-page analysis making five points about the human rights impact of Bridge International Academies, the largest education commercial low-cost company in […]

December 7, 2016 in Right to education by

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Launch of the Call of the Francophone civil society against commercialisation of education

In response to civil society’s mobilisation, 57 heads of States make a landmark commitment against commercialisation of education Press release by 58 organisations, 2 December 2016 (Antananarivo, Nairobi, Uganda, Paris, Port-au-Prince, Quebec, Rabat) Whilst last Sunday 57 head of State and Governments of the Francophonie raised concerns regarding the development of commercialisation of education and […]

December 1, 2016 in Right to education by

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Lancement de l’Appel de la société civile francophone contre la marchandisation de l’éducation

En réponse à la mobilisation de la société civile, 57 chefs d’Etat de la Francophonie prennent un engagement sans précédent contre la marchandisation de l’éducation Communiqué de presse conjoint de 58 organisations, 2 Décembre 2016 (Antananarivo, Nairobi, Ouagadougou, Paris, Port-au-Prince, Québec, Rabat) Alors que 57 chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement de la Francophonie se sont […]

December 1, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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