30/10/2010

Le nouveau Rapporteur spécial: le droit à l'éducation droit et devoir de tous

 

Lundi débute la formation sur droit à l'éducation et éducation aux droits de l'homme. 21 participants de 10 pays d'Europe, Afrique et Amérique Latine prendront part à la session. Plus de 85 personnes avaient envoyé leur candidature. Les participants assisteront aux sessions du Comité des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels des Nations Unies qui se réunit ses jours à Genève.

Dans la matinée du 2 novembre les participants entendront le nouveau Rapporteur sur le droit à l'éducation qui vient de présenter son programme à l'Assemblée Générale. Voici les grandes lignes de son futur travail.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education outlined his priorities, promising to pay attention to gender equality in education, look into quality with a special focus on improving conditions for teachers, and explore innovative education financing mechanisms.

Kishore Singh, who was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education by the UN Human Rights Council in June, said he would also look into ways of strengthening legal frameworks that are essential for the protection of the right to education.

"The realization of the right to education involves the proper discharge of duties of parents, public servants, private providers and students themselves” Mr. Singh said in his first address to the General Assembly in his capacity as Special Rapporteur. “In this sense, we must continuously verify if human rights are respected inside the gates of our schools today. Thus, I will pay particular attention to the standards and mechanisms that ensure all educational entities comply with the standards provided by human rights law” Mr. Singh said.

He said he will also tackle the issue of freedom from violence in the context of the right to education, and pay special attention to the freedom to establish educational institutions, while striving to ensure that all non-public educational entities comply with the goals and standards provided by human rights law.