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Experts set to adopt new guiding principles on right to education in context of growing private actor involvement

Author: Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Right to Education Initiative, Initiative for Social and Economic Rights, Equal Education Law Centre, Amnesty International, Published on: 7 February 2019

"Experts from around the world set to meet in Abidjan to adopt new guiding principles on the right to education", 4 Feb 2019

On 12-13 of February 2019, education and human rights experts will meet in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for the adoption of guiding principles strengthening the right to access free quality public education in the context of growing private actor involvement in education. 

This landmark text promises to be the new reference point for governments, educators and education providers when debating the respective roles and duties of states and private actors in education. The Guiding Principles unpack existing international human rights law on the right to education and outline practical guidelines for the growing global concern about the negative human rights impacts of the increasing private actor involvement in education. 

Drawing on legally binding treaties, jurisprudence and other legal sources, the draft of the text that will be discussed in Abidjan has been developed by a Drafting Committee made up of nine internationally recognised experts on human rights law...

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