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OPERA in Practice: strengthening implementation of strategic litigation in South Africa

Resources - Author: Allison Corkery, Cameron McConnachie / Year: 2017

Opera in Practice: Strengthening Implementation of Strategic Litigation in South Africa is a case study reflecting the Center for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Legal Resources Center’s collaborative efforts to monitor, and hold the government accountable for, the implementation of court orders in the Madzodzo v Department...

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Partnership Schools for Liberia: a critical review

Resources - Author: Tyler Hook / Year: 2017

This report reviews and analyses documents related to the Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) pilot. It particularly highlights the Baseline Report conducted by Innovations for Poverty Actions (IPA) (2017), and the Coalition for Transparency and Accountability in Education (COTAE) monitoring report (2017). The analysis focuses on three key areas:...

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Roma Students’ Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination in the Czech Republic

Legal depository - Country: Czech Republic / Body: European Court of Human Rights / Year: 2007

Participatory implementation of D.H. case promotes inclusion of Roma children in Czech schools In this case, applicants challenged the disproportionate classification of Roma school children in the Czech Republic as having special education needs as well as their segregation into schools for children with “Light Mental Disabilities”. The European...

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Equitable Education Funding in the United States

Legal depository - Country: United States of America / Body: Supreme Court of the State of Kansas / Year: 2017

This case focused on whether school funding by the State of Kansas was equitable and adequate, as required under the relevant state constitutional provisions regulating the provision of education. Upon finding violations in connection with the equitable distribution of funds and the adequacy of such funds to ensure constitutionally...

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The Right to Equal Education in South Africa

Legal depository - Country: South Africa / Body: Supreme Court of Appeal (South AFrica), Supreme Courts / Year: 2015

Nature of the Case Delayed textbook delivery has plagued public schools in Limpopo, South Africa’s northernmost province for several years. The Department of Basic Education and Limpopo Department of Education appealed a high court decision holding that their failure to ensure timely delivery of textbooks to learners in Limpopo...

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The Role of Social Protection Programmes in Supporting Education in Conflict-Affected Situations

Resources - Author: Rebecca Holmes / Year: 2010

This background paper examines the role of social protection programmes in supporting education in conflict-affected contexts. Drawing on existing literature, the paper looks at the impact, design and implementation issues of social protection programme experience in conflict, protracted crisis and post-conflict contexts, including in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of...

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Child-Related Financial Transfers and Early Childhood Education and Care

Resources - Author: Mary Daly / Year: 2015

This paper examines policies for the support of families with children, in particular child-related financial transfers and early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. The analysis is mainly focused on countries with institutionalized welfare states – primarily Western European and other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries...

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Education

There is strong evidence that social protection systems can assist States in ensuring the enjoyment of at least minimum essential levels of the right to education enshrined in several instruments, such as Articles 13 and 14 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Article 26...

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Are Conditional Cash Transfers Having an Impact on Achieving Access to Education? Some Answers from Argentina

Expert commentaries - Date: 27 May 2014 / Author: Gastón Pierri

The impact of Argentina’s Asignación Universal por Hijo Cash Transfer Programme on the right to education The conditions of poverty and exclusion that affect a great part of Latin America have led governments to create various social security programmes, directed primarily at the most vulnerable families and communities. Several...

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