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CEE Director Speaks before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Published: 10/28/2009 3:38:00 PM

Michael Rebell, director of the Campaign for Educational Equity, was a featured speaker in Geneva this week at an expert seminar for the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The two-day meeting aims to inform the Committee on issues related to its future role in the implementation of the “Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.”

Rebell’s topic “How have state courts assessed the adequacy of public education? Substantive and procedural issues” was part of a session dealing with the outstanding issues to be considered in complex cases faced by the committee. He also served as the education expert on a separate session intended to highlight examples of exemplary litigation and judicial standards on specific rights.