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Taking your case to the treaty bodies and committees

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 each has its own constitution and education laws. Click on the country in which a violation to the right to education may be taking place to see what law exists within that country to protect and fulfil the right to education.

Find out which treaties have been ratified by your country by looking under each treaty below.

By clicking on each of the links below you can find information on what each of the treaties means for education rights.

  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


Please also consult the highly useful database on this topic.