Right to education


Right to education

The right to education is recognised as a human right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Article 14.

The realisation of the right to education on a national level may be achieved through compulsory education, or more specifically free compulsory primary education, as stated in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The right to education may also include the right to freedom of education.

External links

* [http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/a_cescr.htm Text of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights]
* [http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html Text of the UDHR] (English)


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