Notable Developments

Ministry of Education and Sports Press Statement

Phasing out Universal Secondary Education in private schools

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Press Statement on School Standards

The initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) calls upon the government and or the ministry of Education to remain steadfast and ensure strict adherence to the set policies and guidelines on school standards and also ensure that all children affected by the implementation of the set standards are absorbed in other schools.

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Civil society sue government over absence of sign language interpretation in access to health care

15 August 2017, KAMPALA – 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.

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Uganda's Ministry of Education maintains Bridge schools are operating illegally

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.

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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.

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State obligations under the ICESCR in the context of business activities

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.

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Press Statement on BIA Judgment Uganda

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.

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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

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