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Links on education, human rights and discrimination, for the discussion in the Forum on discrimination in education, open 7th-13th December in celebration of Human Rights Day 2009


Right to Education Project pages:

Excluded and vulnerable groups

What is the right to education: 4 primers written by Katarina Tomaševski

Human Rights Based Approaches to education

Our database on constitutional guarantees, including articles on non-discrimination


Human Rights documents on discrimination and education:

Convention on the Rights of the Child (see esp. art. 2, 28, 29 and 30)


Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (see esp. art. 2, 13, 14)


Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (see esp. art 2)


Convention against Discrimination in Education (UNESCO)

Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (see esp. art. 10)

Convention on the Rights of Person’s with Disabilities (see esp. art 24)

Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (see esp. art 30)


External links:

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Human Rights Day 2009

Childs Rights Information Network (CRIN) portal on discrimination

ActionAid International

Amnesty International

Global Campaign for Education

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) 

UN Forum on Minority Issues: right to education

Inter-Agency Network on Education in Emergencies (INEE)



The 2009 annual publication of Minority Rights Group International had education as its special theme: State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2009

2010 Global Monitoring Report will focus on the right to education for the most marginalised groups. To be published January 2010


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