Right to Education

Separate but Equal? Gender Segregation in UK Schools

Separate but Equal? Gender Segregation in UK Schools

In HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v Al-Hijrah School, the UK Court of Appeal has concluded that sex segregation in education is discriminatory. Al-Hijrah school is...
Litigating for the Right to Education in the United States: Part 2

Litigating for the Right to Education in the United States: Part 2

In yesterday’s blog post, I reviewed US right to education litigation at the federal level, and at the state level in New York and New Mexico. In this post, I...
Litigating for the Right to Education in the United States: Part 1

Litigating for the Right to Education in the United States: Part 1

Although the U.S. Supreme Court held in 1973 that there is no right to education in the federal constitution, over the past 40 years, dozens of state courts have ruled...
Menstruation, the Right to Education and India’s Positive Obligations

Menstruation, the Right to Education and India’s Positive Obligations

The link between menstruation and the goals of gender justice is a complicated one- whether it is the debate surrounding the controversial first-day-of-period leave introduced by some offices or challenges...
The Sorry State of Education in India

The Sorry State of Education in India

Lack of education is a fundamental problem in India, and the state of the Indian government schools is a clear illustration of this. Education is a constitutional right in India,...
Using Technology to Personalise and Advance Learning in Classrooms in India

Using Technology to Personalise and Advance Learning in Classrooms in India

India has seen a push from both the private and state sectors to use technology in an effort to improve learning outcomes for children in schools. There is a central...
Improving Legal Literacy in the Struggle for the Right to Education

Improving Legal Literacy in the Struggle for the Right to Education

On 15 February 2017, a partnership of civil society organisations that have been involved in rights-based struggles for access to a quality basic education launched a Basic Education Rights Handbook....
Confronting Ongoing Racial Discrimination in Schools Admissions Policies in South Africa

Confronting Ongoing Racial Discrimination in Schools Admissions Policies in South Africa

I am now in my final month of working for the Legal Resources Centre and Rhodes University as the Oxford Human Rights Hub Travelling Fellow for 2016. This fellowship has...
The Multiple Imperatives To Protect Schools As Safe Spaces Of Learning

The Multiple Imperatives To Protect Schools As Safe Spaces Of Learning

As of January 10 2017, 57 states have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration, setting out the importance of protecting schools during armed conflict. This post summarises a mini series probing...
Let’s Talk About Sex Education and Human Rights in Schools

Let’s Talk About Sex Education and Human Rights in Schools

RightsUp #RightNow is a series of mini episodes in the RightsUp podcast series that explores current events dealing with human rights issues. On 11 January, members of a public bill...
European Court of Human Rights to Consider Right to Education

European Court of Human Rights to Consider Right to Education

James Rooney is one of the Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows. The Fellowship is a partnership between the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Rhodes University in South Africa, and...
Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

James Rooney is one of the Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows. The Fellowship is a partnership between the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Rhodes University in South Africa, and...

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