Children belonging to language minorities have the right to learn their own language since the right to speak, promote and protect one’s language is an essential aspect of belonging to a minority. At the same time, they also have the right to learn the official State language in order to fully integrate into wider society

Human Rights Standards: 

Article 27, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; Article 30, Convention on the Rights of the Child; Article 14, Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities; Articles 8(1) (a) (i) (b) (i) (c) (i) (d) (i) (e) (i) (f) (i), European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages; Article 28, ILO Convention 169; Article 5 (c) (i), UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education

Areas of Focus: 
Marginalised Groups: 
Types of Indicator: 
Levels of disaggregation: 
Region, Urban/Rural, Minority