The 2019 Guiding Principles on the Right to Education: The Drafters’ Perspective

admin - 11th June 2019

The Oxford Human Rights Hub in partnership with the Masters in International Human Rights Law at the Department of Continuning Education, University of Oxford will be hosting a panel discussion on ‘The 2019 Guiding Principles on the Right to Education: The Drafters’ Perspective’.

Date: Tuesday 30 July 2019

Time: 17:00 – 18:30pm

Venue: Manor Road Building Lecture Theatre

The panel will consist of three of the Drafting Committee Members: Professor Ann Skelton, Dr Magdalena Sepulveda and Professor Sandra Fredman.

The Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education were finalised on 13 February 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire by a panel of 20 experts from 14 countries worldwide. The Abidjan Principles compile and interpret existing human rights law and standards to provide guidance on how to put them into practice, in particular in the context of the rapid expansion of private sector involvement in education. In an ever more complex world, the Abidjan Principles offer robust reference points of enormous value both for States striving to comply with their obligations under the right to education and for those who wish to hold States accountable for doing so.

For further background visit the website here or see the pamphlet here.

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