On 29th of July, 2015, the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) presented a live workshop on the Challenges of Public-Private Partnerships in Realising the Right to Education.
The workshop was a pioneering multimedia event, including pre-recorded videos, a live studio panel, online Q&A with experts and live questions from participants all over the world.
The workshop was moderated by Professor Sandra Fredman, Director of OxHRH, who was joined by international experts both in Oxford and abroad. She was joined by Dr Kishore Singh, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education.
The OxHRH-OSF are delighted that the webcast and the background paper prepared by Helen Taylor, Dr Meghan Campbell and Dr Laura Hilly contributed to and informed Dr Singh’s annual report to the UN General Assembly in October 2015. His report provides a timely and insightful analysis into the growing challenges of public-private challenges to realising the right to education. He emphasizes the importance of continued state responsibility for the delivery of education as a public good, even in the context of public-private partnerships.
The annual report can be found here.
We look forward to a continued partnerships with OSF and the UN Special Rapporteur to continue to work to fully realising the right to education for all.