Defining human rights
Guiding Principles on States’
obligations regarding private
actors in education
What are human rights
principles/guidelines?
• Documents that unpack human rights legal principles:  from
ideology, what ...
States and public authorities
NGOs
Unions
Other education stakeholders
Guiding
Principles
Why do we need principles and guidelines
on private education?
 To set standards and provide a broadly accepted
normative...
How will it be done?
A Steering
Committee
An expert
group
A drafting
secretariat
(RTE/GI-
ESCR)
Principles
&
guidelines
Expert
Input
Country
research
Community
consultation
Conceptual
research
What are the final outputs?
Principles
◦ A legal commentary
◦ A series of short explainers for the public and various
audi...
Date Activity
January – June 2016 Development of an initial draft
March 2016 Pre-consultation during side-event at Compara...
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Defining human rights Guiding Principles on States’ obligations regarding private actors in education

  1. 1. Defining human rights Guiding Principles on States’ obligations regarding private actors in education
  2. 2. What are human rights principles/guidelines? • Documents that unpack human rights legal principles:  from ideology, what we think • Provide more concrete guidance on specific topics • E.g.: forced evictions • E.g. Education in emergency • E.g. the right to non-discrimination and equality • Quasi-legal: authoritative interpretation of the law • Respond to reality • Neither too abstract (have to be concrete enough) nor too precise (have to be universal enough)
  3. 3. States and public authorities NGOs Unions Other education stakeholders Guiding Principles
  4. 4. Why do we need principles and guidelines on private education?  To set standards and provide a broadly accepted normative framework to inform debates on privatisation in education  To provide guidance to States in addressing the issue / implementing international law  To help civil society organisations to assess the role of private actors in education
  5. 5. How will it be done? A Steering Committee An expert group A drafting secretariat (RTE/GI- ESCR)
  6. 6. Principles & guidelines Expert Input Country research Community consultation Conceptual research
  7. 7. What are the final outputs? Principles ◦ A legal commentary ◦ A series of short explainers for the public and various audiences, including a document to guide States on regulating private schools and a guide on PPPs ◦ An assessment tool: the Privatisation Analysis Framework (PAF), together with research questions/indicators ◦ A methodological guide to conduct research and assessment
  8. 8. Date Activity January – June 2016 Development of an initial draft March 2016 Pre-consultation during side-event at Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Conference in Vancouver, Canada March 2016 – June 2017 Development of expert background papers on key issues/themes April 2016 – September 2017 Series of regional, national, thematic and informal consultations (the following include consultations planned or confirmed so far): Regional consultations (planned thus far): o Asia-Pacific (August 2016, potentially August 2017) o East Africa (Nairobi, September 2016) o Southern Africa (2017) o Western Africa + Francophone countries (2017) o Latin America (2017) o Europe (Paris, 2017; hosted by UNESCO)  Consultations with thematic groups: o Geneva stakeholders o CIES (Atlanta (USA), March 2017) o DC stakeholders/World Bank/GPE/North America o EU delegation  National consultations organised by partners: o Pakistan (January/February 2017; hosted by FOSI-Pakistan)  Informal consultations with States  Engagement of other stakeholders October – December 2016 Review of the first draft based on inputs from consultations Establishment of Guiding Principles Steering Committee and Expert Group Development of second draft with experts January 2017 – April 2017 Online consultations May – September 2017 Review of second draft Development of third draft October – November 2017 Expert review and feedback November – December 2017 Consolidation of the drafts Validation at expert meeting 2018 Launch, dissemination, and advocacy

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