A Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Mr. Kishore Singh (India), took office on 1st August 2010 following his appointment at the 14th session of the Human Rights Council. Mr. Singh holds a PhD in International Law from the Sorbonne University of Paris. He worked at the Division for Human Rights and the Education Sector of UNESCO, and advised a number of international, regional and national entities on aspects of the right to education. Throughout his career, Mr. Singh supported the development of the right to education in its various dimensions and worked to ensure that this right is internationally recognized as a human right. He replaces Mr. Vernor Muñoz Villalobos from Costa Rica.