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The Right to Education in the Concluding Observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Concluding Observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are examined in this chapter. It has been stated that although the CESCR's Concluding Observations are not legally binding, they are, nevertheless, indicative of the opinion of a capable expert body. The discussion in the chapter refer to the Committee's views on various aspects of the right to education under the headings: (1) progressive realisation of the right to education; (2) discrimination in education and disadvantaged groups; (3) the aims of education; (4) primary and fundamental education; (5) secondary, and technical and vocational education; (6) higher education; (7) a system of schools, a fellowship system and teaching staff; (8) parental rights and private schools; and (9) other matters.

Keywords: CESCR; ICESCR; international law; right to education



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