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Education rights: standards and mechanisms

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Title: Special Rapporteur on the right to education
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010


Title: UNHCHR Human rights education and training Page
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010


Individual Documents

Title: Daily demands and exploitation: Life under the control of SPDC and DKBA forces in Pa
Date of publication: 18 September 2008
Description/subject: "In SPDC- and DKBA-controlled Pa'an District villagers face regular, and sometimes daily, demands for labour, money, food and other supplies from local military units. With troop rotation ensuring the constant presence of active troops patrolling these areas, villagers are given little respite from the demands which place a constant drain on their time, incomes and food supplies. In addition to forced labour, extortion and arbitrary taxation, looting by soldiers is rife and families face increased and arbitrary fees for their children's education. Such continual exploitation undermines villagers' livelihoods and makes family survival unsustainable, leading many villagers to instead seek more sustainable livelihood opportunities in other areas of Burma or neighbouring Thailand. This report focuses on the situation in Dta Greh township of Pa'an District, detailing incidents which occurred between January and July 2008..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group Field Reports (KHRG #2008-F13)
Format/size: html, pdf (573 KB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/khrg08f13.pdf
Date of entry/update: 01 November 2009


Title: Exploitative governance under SPDC and DKBA authorities in Dooplaya District
Date of publication: 11 July 2008
Description/subject: "With largely consolidated control over Dooplaya District in southern Karen State the SPDC and DKBA, as the two dominant (and allied) military forces, operate under a system of coexistence. The local civilian population, in turn, faces exploitative governance on two fronts as both SPDC and DKBA soldiers seek to extract money, labour, food and other supplies from them. Enforcing heavy movement restrictions on top of persistent exploitative demands, local communities are facing deteriorating livelihood opportunities, increasing poverty, and a constriction of educational and health care opportunities. Persistent human rights abuses thus foster the economic pressures fuelling the continuing migration of rural communities in Dooplaya District to refugee camps in Thailand and towards livelihood opportunities at urban centres in Burma and Thailand. This report examines the situation of abuse in Dooplaya District from January to June 2008..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group Field Reports (KHRG #2008-F8)
Format/size: html, pdf (666 KB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/khrg08f8.pdf
Date of entry/update: 01 November 2009


Title: Forced labour, extortion and the state of education in Dooplaya District
Date of publication: 16 October 2007
Description/subject: "As world attention focused last month on the large-scale public demonstrations in Rangoon and other major urban centres around Burma, the magnitude of domestic frustration over the military's systematic impoverishment of the civilian population became evident to the international community. This frustration is keenly felt by the people of Dooplaya District in southern Karen State and found expression last month in local anti-regime gatherings. Amongst other abuses, forced labour and extortion in their many guises have been leading causes in the economic collapse and resultant frustration with militarisation in Dooplaya District. A crucial factor making these abuses even more oppressive in Dooplaya and other areas of Karen State as compared with central Burma is the multiplicity of armed groups which compete with each other and with the region's civilian administration for the spoils of village-level exploitation. Across Dooplaya District the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) Army; the regime's district and township-level civilian administration; the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA); and the Karen Peace Force (KPF) all continue to fatten themselves off of the toil of village labour. Amongst other detrimental consequences, this persistent predation has undermined opportunities for educational advancement and the application of such education beyond traditional village livelihoods or subservience within the local system of militarisation..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group Field Report (KHRG #2007-F8)
Format/size: html, pdf (262K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/khrg07f8_0.pdf
Date of entry/update: 07 November 2009


Title: Convention Against Discrimination in Education (UNESCO)
Description/subject: Adopted by the General Conference at its eleventh session, Paris, 14 December 1960
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNESCO
Format/size: PDF (315.91 K)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010


Title: Education Rights: Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women
Description/subject: Articles 10, 14.2(d) (Burma is party to this convention)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cedaw.htm
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010


Title: Education Rights: Convention on the Rights of the Child
Description/subject: Articles 28, 29 (Burma is party to this convention)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/crc.htm#art28
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010


Title: Education rights: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Description/subject: Article 5 e (v)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cerd.htm#art5
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010


Title: Education rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Burmese)
Description/subject: Article 26
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: PDF (39.30 K)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010


Title: Education rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (English)
Description/subject: Article 26
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: PDF (116 K)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010


Title: Education rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Pwo-Karen)
Description/subject: Article 26
Language: Pwo-Karen
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: PDF (81.50 K)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010


Title: Education rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (S'gaw-Karen)
Description/subject: Article 26
Language: S'gaw-Karen
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: pdf (91 K)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010


Title: Education rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Shan)
Description/subject: Article 26
Language: Shan
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: pdf (61 K)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2010