Education International
Education International

Towards human rights norms and standards to assess privatisation in education

published 8 April 2015 updated 8 April 2015

This presentation by Sylvain Aubry (Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) summarises the limitations of the role of private actors as providers of education according to Human Rights Law. It compiles norms and standards developed in international instruments such as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education. The analysis links together the so-called "5 pillars" regulating private providers' intervention in education, based on human rights law and some of the most problematic aspects of the expansion of the private sector in the education sector (such as testing, profit-making, fees, etc).

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