UN system for mobilisation
Secondly, where there is a legal presumption that laws should be interpreted as far as possible to make them consistent with international human rights, international human rights law provisions may be employed in interpreting domestic standards. Lastly, in those jurisdictions that contain ‘evolutionary’ customary and common laws, the development of law should be in a direction consistent with human rights standards, including those of ESC (Economic, Social and Cultural) rights.
International decisions can serve important educative and interpretative purposes and be used as effective lobbying tools. If there is a lacuna or a gap in a law, the relevant international legal principle may be utilised to correct the legal uncertainty.
The laws that relate to the right to education vary from country to country. This is because countries have ratified different combinations of international treaties and because each has its own constitution and education laws.
CMW International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and members of their Families
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women
CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child
ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
CRPD Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
CERD International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination
ILO International Labour Organisation Conventions