Press Statement: Bridge International Academies Judgment
The 15 organisations endorsing this statement take note of the decision taken by the High Court of Uganda sitting in Kampala on Friday 4th November which confirms that the process followed by the Ugandan Government to decide to close schools run by Bridge International Academies (BIA) was fair and legal.
OHCHR Joint Submission for Uganda's Universal Periodic Review
Report prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for Uganda's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) November 2016
Uganda to close the largest chain of commercial private schools over non-respect of basic education standards
The Ugandan Minister of Education and Sports, Hon Janet Museveni, formally announced on Tuesday during a session of the parliament that the Government will soon close the schools operated by the largest and most controversial chain of commercial private schools worldwide, Bridge International Academies (BIA), which runs 63 nursery and primary schools in Uganda.
The UK’s financial support to low-cost private education in developing countries in contravention of human rights, says again UN experts
In a landmark report, which has just been published, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed its concerns that in some cases the UK’s development aid “has been reportedly used for activities in contravention of economic, social and cultural rights in the receiving countries.”
Press Statement: UK support for private schools in developing countries criticised by UN Committee
The United Kingdom (UK)’s controversial support for commercial, low-cost private schools in developing countries has been questioned by a UN Committee on children’s rights.
Human Rights Council adopts historic resolution on protection of defenders of economic social and cultural rights
The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a landmark resolution on the protection of human rights defenders working to promote economic, social and cultural rights by a resounding vote.
African Commission Calls on Uganda to Safeguard Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are often ignored by states and it is gratifying to see the African Union spotlight the State’s obligations to respect, protect and fulfill these rights particularly education and health. The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights places considerable emphasis on social economic rights and their realisation in Africa. These recommendations are a powerful call to prioritise the realization of these often ignored rights.
African Commission Concluding Observations & Recommendations on Uganda's 5th Periodic Report
This report contains the Concluding Observations and Recommendations from the review of Uganda by the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPRs) that happened during the 56th Session in Banjul in April 2015.
Parliament passes the National Budget Framework Paper
Parliament passes the National Budget Framework Paper , but allocations to Education and health still remain far below the required international standards.
Final Communique of the 57th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, held from 4th to 18th November 2015 in Banjul, The Gambia
During this session, the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) is among the eight (8)NGOs granted Observer Status.
A call to Parliament to reject inappropriate amendments to the Public Finance Management Act, 2015
On 30th September 2015, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development tabled amendments...
Joint Statement on World Bank Support for Privatisation in Education
On 13th May 2015, over 100 civil society organisations signed a statement expressing concern over the World Bank’s support for low-fee, for-profit private education as a means to alleviate poverty in Kenya and Uganda.
Appointment as an Expert Member of the Working Group on Economic, Social And Cultural Rights in Africa
ISER Executive Director- Ms. Salima Namusobya, was appointed as an expert member of the Working Group on Economic, Social And Cultural Rights in Africa at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 17th Extraordinary Session held from 19 to 28 February 2015 in Banjul, The Gambia.