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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, (ICESCR) Articles 2.2, 13.1 and 13.3

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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, (ICESCR) Articles 2.2, 13.1 and 13.3

 

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966                                                       entry into force 3 January 1976, in accordance with article 27

Article 2.2

2. The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to guarantee that the rights enunciated in the present Covenant will be exercised without discrimination of any kind as to race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Article 13

1. The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to education. They agree that education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and the sense of its dignity, and shall strengthen the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. They further agree that education shall enable all persons to participate effectively in a free society, promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations and all racial, ethnic or religious groups, and further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

3. The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to choose for their children schools, other than those established by the public authorities, which conform to such minimum educational standards as may be laid down or approved by the State and to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions.

 

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