Phasing out Universal Secondary Education in private schools
The initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) calls upon the government and or...
Today the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), an NGO committed to advancing social and economic rights in Uganda, together with the Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) converged on the Constitutional Court to call for an end to discrimination against people with hearing disabilities (hereinafter referred to as deaf) in Uganda’s health system.
Communication from the Ministry of Education and Sports to Parliament shows that Bridge International Academies are operating illegally and do not meet the Basic Requirements and Minimum Standards.
174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies
174 civil society organisations from around the world have today (1st August 2017), released a statement calling on investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies, a company running over 500 commercial private schools in the Global South with the support of international donors and investors.
The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) submitted comments to the Draft General Comment on State Obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in the context of business activities.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 , 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.