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To achieve the two aims affirming education as a human right under international law and identifying and describing the obligations for states under provisions in international agreements protecting that right this book will set out to accomplish the following: Firstly, it will try to show that education is widely recognised as a human right. Secondly, the book examines the nature of the right to education. Thirdly, it determines the content of the right to education under international human rights law. Fourthly, the book describes the diverse procedures provided by international law for supervising the implementation of the right to education. Fifthly, it endeavours to systematically analyze article 13 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Keywords: human right; international law; right to education



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