Education - Political Legislation

Political Legislation

A right to education has been created and recognized by some jurisdictions: Since 1952, Article 2 of the first Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights obliges all signatory parties to guarantee the right to education. At the global level, the United Nations' International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966 guarantees this right under its Article 13.

Throughout history various governments have made it illegal to privately or home education children, generally in the time of a totalitarian regime for example mandatory indoctrination through propaganda in the Hitler Youth and propaganda in education under various communist regimes.

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