Education and Training

The right of everyone to an education is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is guaranteed legally without discrimination through a number of human rights instruments. 

Rights Engaged

Right to an education
  • ECHR / HRA, Prot 1 Art 2
  • ICESCR, Art 13
  • UNCRC, Art 28
  • UNCERD, Art 5
  • UNCEDAW, Art 10
  • UNCRPD, Art 24

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Right to parental choice
  • ECHR/HRA, Prot 1 Art 2
Right to education that develops the whole person and develops respect for human rights
  • UNCRC Art 29
Right of children to participate in decisions affecting them
  • UNCRC, Art 12
Right to work (including a duty to provide training programmes)
  • ICESCR, Art 6