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Remembering Opiata Odindo

  In Memoriam: Odindo Opiata   Odindo Opiata passed away in Nairobi, Kenya on 16 August 2014.  Opiata was a leader in the field of human rights and social justice not only in Kenya but globally.  He joined the Board of Directors of the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2013 after […]

August 15, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Update from Geneva: 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council

  38th session of the UN Human Rights Council 18 June to 6 July 2018 This Update provides a summary of the initiatives regarding economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council (June 2018). It provides information about: Right to education Right to health Extreme poverty and human […]

July 30, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Updated Working Paper – Human Rights Law Sources: UN Pronouncements on Extra-Territorial Obligations

Extra-territorial obligations (ETOs) are increasingly recognized as essential to ensuring a global framework built on human rights.  As a consequence, civil society is demanding that ETOs be applied through human rights monitoring, enforcement, accountability and remedial mechanisms, resulting in a growing body of pronouncements enforcing ETOs in practice. This Working Paper, updated July 2018, outlines […]

July 23, 2018 in 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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Right to Social Security in the context of gender and unpaid work upheld by Committee on ESC Rights

We are very pleased to let you know that the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has released its Views in relation to MCTC v Ecuador, a case dealing with the right to social security in the context of unpaid work and gender discrimination. The Committee found a violation of Article 9 (right to […]

June 18, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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La Banque Mondiale accepte une plainte concernant son investissement dans Bridge International Academies

(Nairobi/Washington, DC, 7 juin 2018) Les organisations de défense des droits de l’Homme se félicitent de la décision du Bureau du conseiller-médiateur pour l’application des directives (CAO) de la Banque Mondiale d’accepter une plainte concernant l’investissement de la Société Financière Internationale (SFI) dans Bridge International Academies (Bridge) au Kenya. L’entreprise gère plus de 400 écoles […]

June 12, 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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