CLPR in collaboration with The Legal Resource Centre, South Africa hosted a two day conference at CLPR’s office in Bengaluru, India, on the Justiciability of the Right to Education in the Post 2015- Development Agenda.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Education, Dr. Kishore Singh, opened the conference with a keynote address where he emphasized that the Right to Education was an inherent part of the right to life and must be made justiciable by all countries without further delay. This address set the tone for the conference, and was followed by presentations delivered by experienced litigators, activists and academics from Brazil, the UK, South Africa and India. Participants shared their experiences and strategies employed in litigating the right to education in their respective jurisdictions as well as the complexities involved in designing suitable remedies and monitoring implementation of court orders.
The conference clearly showed that India is not alone in its struggle to enforce the Right to Education, and there is much that countries can learn from one another in using litigation as an effective tool to further the implementation of socio-economic rights.
Presentations from the conference are available here.