Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education

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Katarina Tomaševski
Publication Date: 
October, 2001

The Special Rapporteur on the right to education visited the United States of America from September 24 to October 10, 2001. Key issues included progressive realization of the right to education, with attention to its enjoyment without discrimination, experiences with its legal enforcement, and the linkage between domestic and foreign policy. The revival of the common-school ideal seems particularly pertinent in the aftermath of September 11th.  With the economic recession aggravated by the war effort, historical parallels are pertinent, especially the strong support of the United States for economic, social and cultural rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, following the Great Depression and the Second World War. 


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