The Right to Education: Scope and Implementation; General Comment 13 on the Right to Education, Article 13 of the ICESCR

"Achieving the right to education for all is one of the biggest challenges of our times. The second International Development Goal addresses this challenge: universalizing primary education in all countries by 2015. This is also one of the main objectives set at the World Education Forum (April 2000), where the right to basic education for all was reaffirmed as a fundamental human right.

Significance of the Convention against Discrimination in Education

"In our globalized world, education and the fight against discrimination remains a major issue. Thus discriminatory practices still exist today despite the fact that discrimination has no justification in international law.

Faced with this challenge, not only is education required to play an important role in the fight against discrimination, but access to all levels of education must be ensured systematically and without discrimination. This is one of the major issues involved in the right to education."

Combating Discrimination in Education: Guidelines for the Preparation of Reports, Ninth Consultation of Member States on the Application of the Convention and Recommendation Against Discrimination in Education

These Guidelines are intended to assist Member States in the preparation of the Reports on the implementation of the 1960 Convention against Discrimination in Education (“the Convention”) as well as the 1960 Recommendation against Discrimination in Education (“the Recommendation”). The Convention and the Recommendation, adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference in 1960, correspond to UNESCO’s constitutional mandate to “advance the ideal of equality of educational opportunities without regard to race, sex or any distinctions, economic or social”.

Separation et inégalités: le financement des écoles dans une Amérique “post-raciale”

En 1973, la Cour suprême des États-Unis a déclaré qu'un système de financement des écoles publiques basé principalement sur les revenus liés aux impôts fonciers locaux ne viole pas la clause de protection égale contenue dans le quatorzième amendement et ne viole pas non plus le droit à l'éducation parce que, même si l'éducation est un "service important" il ne s'agit pas là d'un droit fondamental, tel que le reconnaît la Constitu

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12 Janvier 2016

Roma Early Childhood Inclusion: Special Report on Roma Inclusion in Early Childhood Education and Care

This report consists of three main chapters. The first chapter enumerates all the mechanisms contributing to the development of educational inequalities in the Czech Republic’s education system, which are summarised to provide a context for the focus of this report—the ECEC of Roma children.

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