priv-new-achievements.png

2012

Privatisation of Social Services

2012: GIESCR initiated work on the human rights impacts of privatization in education. This work has resulted in the first ever pronouncements critiquing the detrimental impacts of privatization of education, in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Morocco, Chile and Brazil, as well as the ETOs of the United Kingdom. This led to a report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education which recognized education as a public good and the obligation to ensure that privatization does not have any detrimental human rights impacts.