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Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis

Strengthening the Right to Education in Conflict Situations

Language
English
Themes
Education Planning, Human Rights and Children's Rights, Protection and Child Protection, Safe Schools and Learning Environments
Resource Type
Report
Author(s)
Lulwa Rizkallah
Publisher/Journal
Georgetown University Law Center
Publish Date
2013-12-30

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Summary

Education is a human right and a vital tool in the protection and promotion of human rights. In conflict situations however, the right to education is often compromised and
difficult to realise. Despite the existence of laws and mechanisms upholding the right to education, (i) attacks on schools are underreported, (ii) national education sector plans remain “emergency blind”, (iii) perpetrators are seldom held accountable, (iv) education is under funded and (v) attacks on schools and the military use of schools remain widespread. This paper addresses each of these concerns in turn.