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El consorcio Juma Masjid Trust le había permitido a la escuela primaria Juma Musjid, una escuela pública, utilizar su propiedad privada por un período prolongado. La disputa surgió cuando el Departamento de Educación Provincial responsable de la escuela no pagó el alquiler o gastos varios necesarios para el funcionamiento de la escuela, y tampoco respondió adecuadamente a una notificación y otras comunicaciones enviadas por el consorcio solicitando que se evacuara el edificio.

En 1993, la organización Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE), junto con varios alumnos y sus padres, presentaron una demanda afirmando que el sistema de financiación educativa del Estado de Nueva York violaba la constitución estatal al no proporcionar a los alumnos de las escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Nueva York la oportunidad de obtener una educación básica de buena calidad.

The case was brought by disadvantaged children in need of accommodation and treatment in high support units.  The children asserted that the state was under a constitutional obligation to provide them with special care and appropriate educational facilities.  The state agreed that such facilities were necessary and had begun the planning process for building them.  However the projects suffered many administrative and logistical delays.  A High Court Judge issued a mandatory injunction (an order requiring the performance of a specific act), incorporating the state’s plan and ordering the go

This public interest litigation case (PIL) was filed via Article 32 of the Indian Constitution directly before the Supreme Court of India and petitioned the Court to direct the State of Uttar Pradesh (UP) to take steps to end child labor. Thereafter a Court-appointed committee reported the enormity of child exploitation in UP’s carpet industry, finding that many children were kidnapped from Bihar, that the industry largely employed minor children under 14 years, and that many experienced physical abuse. 

The Juma Masjid Trust had allowed the Juma Musjid Primary School, a public school, to operate on its private property for an extended period of time. A dispute arose when the provincial Department of Education responsible for the school did not pay the Trust for rent or out-of-pocket expenses to run the school, and also did not adequately respond to a notice and other communications from the Trust to vacate the premises. The Trust then sought an eviction order to remove the School from its property.

The Mental Disability Advocacy Center brought a complaint before the European Committee of Social Rights (which judges compliance of State parties with the European Social Charter) alleging that children living in homes for mentally disabled children (HMDCs) in Bulgaria received little to no education.

Este caso aborda la dramática situación de hasta 100.000 niños (conocidos como talibés), que, mientras asisten a las escuelas coránicas (daaras) en Senegal, son forzados por algunos maestros a practicar la mendicidad en la calle para procurar su propia supervivencia y enriquecer a sus profesores. Los menores viven lejos de sus familias, a menudo en condiciones deplorables, y son sometidos a brutales agresiones físicas, desnutrición, enfermedades, abusos sexuales y otros malos tratos. La mendicidad forzada les impide el acceso a una educación adecuada.

This case addresses the plight of as many as 100,000 children (known as talibés), who while attending Qur’anicschools (daaras) in Senegal, are forced by some instructors to beg in the streets, to secure their own survival and enrich the teachers. The children live away from their families, often in deplorable conditions, and are exposed to brutal physical assaults, malnutrition, illness, sexual abuse, and several other vulnerabilities. The forced begging leaves no time for a proper education.

In 2006, Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), an organization member of the ESCR-Net, filed an amparo action against the Government of the City of Buenos Aires. The purpose of the action was to have the Court order the Government to comply with its existing constitutional obligation to ensure and finance access to early education. The case centered on violations of the right to education and to equality, as well as the principle of personal autonomy.

En 2006, la Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), organización miembro de la Red DESC, promovió una acción de amparo contra el Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. El objeto de la acción fue lograr que se ordenara al Gobierno cumplir con su obligación constitucional de asegurar y financiar el acceso a la educación inicial, al estar afectados el derecho a la educación y a la igualdad, y el principio de autonomía personal.