On 12-13 February 2019, the Adoption Conference for the Abidjan Principles on the Right to Education was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, following a three-year participatory consultation and drafting process.
At the Adoption Conference education and human rights experts from around the world meet to review and adopt the final text of the Abidjan Principles.
The Abidjan Principles promises to be the new reference point for governments, educators and education providers when debating the respective roles and duties of states and private actors in education. They compile and unpack existing legal obligations that States have regarding the delivery of education, and in particular the role and limitations of private actors in the provision of education. They provide more details about what international human rights law means by drawing from other sources of law and existing authoritative interpretations.