Right to Education

Mid-Day Meals and the Pandemic: A Human Rights Concern

Mid-Day Meals and the Pandemic: A Human Rights Concern

The ongoing pandemic has revealed glaring inequalities in our society like never before. In India, for instance, reports of lakhs of migrant workers stranded on streets, looking for means to...
Algorithms and Education: A New Frontier of Discrimination?

Algorithms and Education: A New Frontier of Discrimination?

In this brief post, I want to demonstrate how ostensibly neutral and efficient algorithms can cause discrimination in education. Last year, the national advanced level qualifications (‘A-levels’) exams in the...
South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

Unlike many other socio-economic rights in the South African Constitution, such as the right to ‘further education’, the right to basic education is immediately realisable – not subject to progressive...
South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

Unlike many other socio-economic rights in the South African Constitution, such as the right to ‘further education’, the right to basic education is immediately realisable – not subject to progressive...
G.L. v. Italy: Inclusive Education Reinstated in Strasbourg

G.L. v. Italy: Inclusive Education Reinstated in Strasbourg

In G.L. v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights found that Italy’s failure to provide special assistance to a pupil with autism constituted a discriminatory violation of her right...
Right to a Better World: Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Right to a Better World: Comprehensive Sexuality Education

In this episode of Right to a Better World, experts share challenges they have faced, and tactics they have used to help build support and understanding of every young person’s...
Kenyan Lessons on the right to education as a human right amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

Kenyan Lessons on the right to education as a human right amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

In BPA v Directors, Brookhouse Schools, a group of parents ofminors at Brookhouse Schools, a private school, challenged the introduction of the virtual learning programme, following the shutdown of schools...
A Decolonial Approach to Education and the Law (with Foluke Adebisi)

A Decolonial Approach to Education and the Law (with Foluke Adebisi)

This episode is part of a four-part series in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, we speak with Dr Foluke Adebisi, a Senior Lecturer in Law...
Openness is a Human Rights Issue: Copyright Amendment Bill and Access to Educational Materials in South Africa

Openness is a Human Rights Issue: Copyright Amendment Bill and Access to Educational Materials in South Africa

October 19th to 25th is International Open Access (OA) Week 2020. This year’s theme is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion”. The theme invites us...
Pakistan: Discriminatory rules preclude Afghan refugee children from attaining secondary education

Pakistan: Discriminatory rules preclude Afghan refugee children from attaining secondary education

In 2012, the Board of Secondary Education in Karachi (BSEK), made it mandatory for ninth grade students to possess a Child Registration Certificate. The certificate serves as an identity for...
Right to Education & Emergence of a Digital Divide in Digital India

Right to Education & Emergence of a Digital Divide in Digital India

The recent statistical report presented by the National Statistical Organization (NSO) indicates the deteriorating standards of availability of internet and computers to students in India, which violates their fundamental rights...
The Inter American Court of Human Rights sets standards on the gender-based violence continuum in educational settings

The Inter American Court of Human Rights sets standards on the gender-based violence continuum in educational settings

Guzmán Albarracín and Others vs Ecuador, adopted by the Inter American Court of Human Rights in June 2020, is historic. This is the first case in the Inter American Human...

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