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© Copyright 2006 SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan). "Territory size is proportional to the number of all children enrolled in primary education that are enrolled in that territory."
© Copyright 2006 SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan). "Territory size is proportional to the number of all children enrolled in primary education that are enrolled in that territory."
Welcome to the country database.

COUNTRIES:

Choose your country in the scroll down menu of countries (on the left), and you will go directly to the relevant articles on education in your constitution. This is a unique resource: the only place in the world where this single right has been identified (or found to be missing!) in the fundamental legal texts of your country.

Additionally you also get the opportunity, in the menu on the left, to explore what we have identified on the following important topics:

National law and policies on fee or for free – is school free in your country?

National law and policies on minimum ages – does your country protect its children?

UN Conventions – has your country ratified or made reservations?

UN Reporting – finding all UN documents and reports on your country

UN Universal Periodic Review – when is your country up for review?

UNESCO – has your country ratified UNESCO’s conventions?

ILO conventions – which of these has your country ratified?

Regional conventions – what is your country´s status of ratification and can you take a complaint?

Mobilisation – who to contact and work with in your country? NEW!

Statistics – what are the numbers and how to understand them, in your country and region? (coming soon)

 

THEMES:

These are comparative tables, allowing an overview at a regional international level, highlighting trends or systematic violation of education rights.

At What Age...? Comparative table

Fee or for free in Africa

Fees in primary school by region

Guarantees vs Targets

Law vs political commitments

[more tables and themes to follow]

 

Disclaimer. We have tried to present the most relevant, accurate and up-to-date information, but there will inevitably be errors, subjective choices, and inconsistencies in the information provided here due to the many people involved in this work, as well as references to laws that have been changed or constitutions that have been amended. We try to monitor and to keep abreast of these developments, but with 192 countries in our database, it is very difficult. It is therefore very important that one verifies any fact before contemplating legal action or mobilisation, so that this database only serves as an inspiration for seeking further information.