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15 Article 13: The Right to Education

Ben Saul, David Kinley, Jacqueline Mowbray

From: The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Commentary, Cases, and Materials

Ben Saul, David Kinley, Jaqueline Mowbray

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 January 2021

Subject(s):
Right to education — Right to non-discrimination — Disability — Religion — Detention — UN Charter — Treaties, interpretation
Article 13 is the longest in the Covenant and it makes detailed provision concerning a wide range of issues related to education. The Article lays down specific requirements for different levels of education: primary, secondary, higher and fundamental education (Article 13(2)). It also establishes general principles applicable to all levels of education, stipulating the ends to which education should be directed (Article 13(1)), guaranteeing the liberty of parents to choose schools which educate their children in accordance with their religious and moral...
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