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The Drafting Committee of the Human Rights Guiding Principles on private actors in education has launched an online public consultation to request comments on the document capturing various consultations that took place in recent years with hundreds of...

African Children's Rights Committee holds Mauritania Accountable for Child Slavery

Said Ould Salem and his younger brother, Yarg Ould Salem, were born to a Haratine mother, part of Mauritania’s former slave class. While slavery is now outlawed in Mauritania, the practice remains widespread, commonly victimizing members of the Haratine minority. From birth onwards, both brothers became slaves to the El Hassine family. The two children worked seven days a week without rest, including on Fridays.

Participatory implementation of D.H. case promotes inclusion of Roma children in Czech schools

The applicants were Czech children of Roma descent, between nine and 15 years old, who had been placed in "special schools" for children with mental disabilities between 1996 and 1999. Their situation was not unique. In 1999, the probability of a Roma child of being assigned to a “special school” was more than 27 times higher than for a non-Roma child.

Eighteen national and international non-governmental organizations, including ESCR- Net Members, Amnesty International, ...

The World Uyghur Congress submitted an Alternative Report to the Committee On Economic, Social And Cultural Rights (CESCR). This was in anticipation of the session on the People's Republic Of China. The March 2013 submission addresses the right to just and favourable working...

Kansas Supreme Court decides school funding should be equitable and adequate

In 2010, four Kansas school districts, 31 students, and their guardians sued the State of Kansas alleging that cuts in public school budgets beginning in 2009 had left schools inadequately funded and that portions of the funding were inequitably distributed, in violation of Article 6 of the Kansas Constitution (regulating education provision), state statutes, and due process and equal protection clauses of the Kansas and United States Constitutions.

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) made a submission, in May 2013, to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The submission was made for consideration at the 51st Pre-sessional Working Group of...