Right to Education

Irish Government Abandons Plans to Reduce Elitism in Schools

Irish Government Abandons Plans to Reduce Elitism in Schools

In a disappointing blow for proponents of equality, the Irish Minister for Education, Jan O'Sullivan TD, announced ...
Litigating the Right to Education

Litigating the Right to Education

Strategic litigation is often promoted as a key tool for human rights activists to push governments to adhere to ...
South African Supreme Court of Appeal Set to Hear the Limpopo Textbooks Case

South African Supreme Court of Appeal Set to Hear the Limpopo Textbooks Case

On 24 November 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal will hear the appeal in what is widely referred to ...
The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue?

The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue?

An Indian citizen enjoys a constitutionally guaranteed right to free and compulsory primary education (Article 21A ...
Long Walk to Education – Scholar Transport Now an Element of the Right to Basic Education in South Africa

Long Walk to Education – Scholar Transport Now an Element of the Right to Basic Education in South Africa

In the precedent-setting decision of Tripartite Steering Committee and Another, the Eastern Cape High Court held ...
The Right to Education post-2015

The Right to Education post-2015

The right to education must include standardised measures to ensure equality, quality and accountability. The ...
Fighting for the Right to Education in South Africa

Fighting for the Right to Education in South Africa

‘Ninety percent of children are now enrolled in primary education in the developing world’. A statistic of ...
Religion in the classroom: Loyola High School versus the Supreme Court of Canada

Religion in the classroom: Loyola High School versus the Supreme Court of Canada

In Quebec the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports mandated that all schools, including private schools, ...
Implementing the Right to Education Through the Courts: The Legal Resources Centre and Oxford University Host Workshop on Remedies and Enforcement

Implementing the Right to Education Through the Courts: The Legal Resources Centre and Oxford University Host Workshop on Remedies and Enforcement

The courts are a very effective tool in enforcing socio-economic rights and filling gaps so often left by ...
Court Makes Unprecedented Step Appointing “Claims Administrator” to Ensure State Compliance with Court Order

Court Makes Unprecedented Step Appointing “Claims Administrator” to Ensure State Compliance with Court Order

A landmark judgement handed down on 12th December 2014 in the case of Linkside & Others v Minister of ...
Judicial Experimentation and Public Policy: A New Approach to the Right to Education in Brazil

Judicial Experimentation and Public Policy: A New Approach to the Right to Education in Brazil

Should judges interfere with the enforcement of public policies implemented by the executive? If yes, what would ...
Vergara Ruling Poses Problems for Separation of Powers and Academic Freedom

Vergara Ruling Poses Problems for Separation of Powers and Academic Freedom

On June 10th, handing down judgment in Vergara v. California, the California Supreme Court struck down three ...

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