Right to education in international legal documents

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The importance of the right to education reaches far beyond education itself. The right to education is recognized, promoted and protected at all levels— from local to global. The concept of each human right constitutes a dual perception—human rights are personified and there are particular duty-bearers, most often the states, which have certain obligations to preserve and protect those rights. This article summarizes governmental obligations, foreseen in international and regional legal human rights’ instruments, corresponding to the right to education in its entirety. The conceptual framework for the content and scope of the right to education is established by different human rights institutions and judicial bodies and implicates the concept of quantitative and qualitative measures, expressed by four guidelines—availability, accessibility, acceptability, adaptability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-156
JournalJurisprudencija: mokslo darbai
Issue number3 (121)
Publication statusPublished - 2010



  • Human rights
  • Right to education
  • Accessibility

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