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GF.1.1. Relevant non-binding instruments:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UNESCO Recommendation against  Discrimination in Education

UNESCO Revised Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education

UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers

UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel

UNESCO Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education

UNESCO Recommendation on Education for International Understanding and Co-operation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Principles relating the Status and Functioning of National Institutions for Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (The Paris Principles)

 

In Europe:

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

 

In the Americas:

American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man
 

GF.1.2. Is the State party to:

ICESCR (and its Optional Protocol)

ICERD (and recognised the competence of CERD to receive complaints under Article14 of ICERD)

CEDAW (and its Optional Protocol)

CRC

CRPD (and its Optional Protocol)

UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

ILO Minimum Age Convention

ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

UNESCO Convention on Technical and Vocational Education

ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention

 

In Europe:

Protocol 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights

(Revised)  European Social Charter (including Article 17)

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers

 OSCE Helsinki Final Act

 

In the Americas:

Charter of the Organization of American States

American Convention on Human Rights

Protocol of San Salvador       

 

In Africa:

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child?

 

GF.1.3. Has the state made any reservations, understandings or declarations to the provisions relating to the right to education of the international or regional human rights treaties to which it is party?

 

GF.1.4. Does the Constitution protect the right to education?

Article 13 (2), ICESCR; Article 28 (1), CRC; Article 17 (2), (Revised) European Social Charter; Article 13 (3), Protocol of San Salvador; Article 11 (3), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

GF.1.5. Do domestic laws further protect the right to education? Do they provide for free and compulsory primary education? Do they provide for progressively free secondary education, including technical and vocational education? Do they provide for progressively free tertiary education on the basis of capacity? 

 Article 13 (2), ICESCR; Article 28 (1), CRC; Article 17 (2), (Revised) European Social Charter; Article 13 (3), Protocol of San Salvador; Article 11 (3), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

Linked to:

Primary education, Secondary education (including training and vocational education) and Tertiary education (Availability), Economic obstacles (Accessibility).

GF.1.6. Do domestic laws make primary schooling compulsory? Do they provide for a minimum and maximum age of compulsory schooling?

Article 13 (2) (a), ICESCR; Article 28 (1) (a), CRC; Article 17 (2), (Revised) European Social Charter; Article 13 (3) (a), Protocol of San Salvador; Article 11 (3) (a), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

Linked to:

Primary education (Availability).

GF.1.7. Do domestic laws forbid discrimination in education?  On which grounds is such discrimination forbidden: age, gender, race, ethnicity, colour, origin, language, status, opinion, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic status, other?

Article 5 (e) (v), ICERD; Article 10 (b), CEDAW; Article 24 (1), CRPD; Article 12 (1) (a), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.

Linked to:

Physical obstacles, Economic obstacles, Administrative obstacles and Gender obstacles (Accessibility).

GF.1.8. Do domestic laws protect the right to establish private schools? Do domestic laws protect the right to establish schools which teach according to parents’ religious or moral convictions? Do domestic laws protect the right of minorities to establish schools which take their needs into account? 

Article 13 (4), ICESCR; Article 29 (2), CRC; Article 13 (5), Protocol of San Salvador; Article 11 (7), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

Linked to:

Private schools (Availability), Religion (Acceptability), Minorities (Adaptability).