Education is not only an important end in itself; it enables access to other human rights, to meaningful participation in society, and to the promotion of universal respect for the dignity of all. This is why schools should be safe places. In order to ensure that States around the world commit to their protection, the Safe Schools Declaration was adopted in 2015 and, to date, 102 countries around the world have jointed this political agreement.
This webinar will discuss the Safe Schools Declaration, as well as the recent legal developments that seek to hold those who attack schools and education in general accountable. It will also consider the outstanding legal challenges, offering an opportunity for all those involved in the protection of education to discuss ways to address the current hurdles to the full realisation of the human right education around the world.
At the event, Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: an International Law Handbook (Second Edition) will be formally launched. The Handbook was authored by BIICL, in cooperation with Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), a programme of the Education Above All foundation (EAA). PEIC is a Qatar-based policy, research, and advocacy organisation concerned with protecting the right to education in insecurity and conflict.
Professor Robert McCorquodale, Inclusive Law
- Delphine Dorsi, Director, Right to Education Initiative
- Professor Steven Haines, University of Greenwich
- Dr Siobhan Smith, Salford University
Event convened by Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director, Centre for International Law, BIICL.
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This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.
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