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What should the law look like?

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©Dominic Sansoni/ Panos Pictures/ ActionAid Picture

Introduce domestic law on the right to education - an education law that guarantees the right to free education for all without discrimination.

Unless your country allows ratified international treaties to be invoked in its domestic courts, it is vital that your country has at the very least either a constitutional provision or other legislation (either a human rights law or an education law) that guarantees the right to free education for all without discrimination in the manner it is provided.

If these laws are not in place, there is very little domestically enforceable legal obligation for your government.

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Provisions in international law

General comments and other normative interpretations

Other constitutions

Clear definition of duty-bearers

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