The Drafting Committee Welcomes the Recognition of the Abidjan Principles by the United Nations Human Rights Council

by | Jul 15, 2019

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a historic resolution recognising the Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education. Professor Sandra Fredman, OxHRH Director and one of the Drafting Committee members, writes that:

“Everyone, whatever their economic or social circumstances, has a fundamental right to quality education. The Abidjan Principles reassert the State’s duty to fulfil this right equitably both in the public and private sector. By endorsing the Principles, the Human Rights Council has taken a crucial step towards making this right a reality for countless children who are still being denied quality education.”

The Drafting Committee welcomes the resolution. See here.

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