Legal Resources Centre Workshop in Oxford

admin - 17th December 2014

On December 8 and 9th, the Legal Resources Centre held a two day workshop on the challenges of remedies and enforcement in the context of the right to education in Oxford.

The Legal Resource Centre is an independent, client-based, non-profit public interest law clinic based in South Africa. They pro­vide legal ser­vices for the vul­ner­a­ble and mar­gin­alised, includ­ing the poor, home­less, and land­less peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties of South Africa who suf­fer dis­crim­i­na­tion by rea­son of race, class, gen­der, dis­abil­ity or by rea­son of social, eco­nomic, and his­tor­i­cal cir­cum­stances.

The workshop drew together academics and practitioners working on the right to education. There were representatives from the Legal Resources Centre (South Africa), Chance for Children Foundation (Hungary), Centre for Civil and Human Rights (Slovakia), Equal Opportunities Initiative Association (Bulgaria), Right to Education Project (UK), Open Society Foundations (USA), Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust (UK), Kings College London and Oxford University.

During the two days there were fruitful comparisons on remedies and enforcement methods in different jurisdictions. There was a sharing of best practices and discussions on the challenges and problems that remain.  The workshop and discussions identified new ways forward to fully implementing the right to education.

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