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This report describes the law of twenty jurisdictions on the right to education, and whether the right appears in the national constitution or in statutory law. The jurisdictions selected for review have different constitutional arrangements and reflect diverse political, cultural, and economic experiences.  All of the surveyed jurisdictions recognize the right to education. Fifteen of them provide for the right in their national constitutions, while five provide for the right through legislation. All reflect an interesting diversity in how the right to education is recognized in varied jurisdictions around the globe.

A comparative summary is included.

Argentina

Brazil

China

Egypt

England and Wales

France

Germany

Greece

India

Israel

Italy

Japan

Lebanon

Mexico

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Russia

South Africa

Sweden

Turkey

 

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Last Updated: 12/30/2020