Equality and Socio-Economic Rights

Equal Rights Trust Alternative Report Submitted to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the United Kingdom

Equal Rights Trust Alternative Report submitted to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 58th session in relation to the sixth periodic report submitted by: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.    

Judgment on Equal Access to Textbooks

Summary from the judgment: Constitutional law – right to education in terms of s 29(1)(a) of the Constitution – content of right discussed – Department of Basic Education adopting clear national policy that each learner must be provided with a textbook for each subject before commencement of the academic year – Department failing to do so in respect of some learners in Limpopo – held that the Department had given content to s 29(1)(a) – right immediately realisable – held accordingly that the Department‟s failure to provide textbooks to each learner infringes their right to basic education

Research on access to socio-economic rights for Roma women in Serbia

Extract from the report: The purpose of the research on access to socio-economic rights for Roma women, conducted by Praxis, is to provide information on Roma women’s access to the rights to health, education, employment, social assistance and information on housing conditions. The research also deals with gender perspective, examining the situation of women compared to men in the same community. It was conducted in ten municipalities in southern Serbia: Aleksinac, Prokuplje, Bojnik, Bor, Kuršumlija, Lebane, Leskovac, Bela Palanka, Kruševac and Knjaževac in the period February-August 2015.