A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 28: The Right to Education


This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 28 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is part of the series, A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. The series constitutes an essential tool for actors in the field of children’s rights, including academics, students, judges, grassroots workers, governmental, non- governmental and international officers. The series is sponsored by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office.

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Mieke Verheyde is a Researcher at the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, Belgium.
List of Abbreviations;
Author Biography;
Text of Article 28;
Chapter One Introduction;
Chapter Two Comparison with Related International Human Rights Standards;
Chapter Three Scope of Article 28;
1. Article 28(1): The Right to Receive Education on the basis of Equal Opportunities and the Freedom to Choose Education;
1.1 The Right to Receive Education;
1.1.1 Definition of education;
1.1.2 Available and Accessible Education;
1.1.3 Free Education;
1.1.4 Compulsory Education;
1.1.5 Content of Education;
1.1.6 Forms of Education;
1.1.7 Educational and Vocational Information and Guidance;
1.1.8 School Attendance and Drop out Rates;
1.2 The Right to Equal Access to and Equal Opportunities in Education;
1.3 The Freedom to Choose Education;
1.4 The Nature of States Parties’ Obligations;
1.5 The Right-holders—Child Participation in Education;
2. Article 28(2): The Right to a Humane Disciplinary System;
3. Article 28(3): International Cooperation in Education.
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