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Education as right, humanisation, & ethic

Education as a basic human right is the conception articulated in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).

Everyone has the right to education.

UN Declaration of Human Rights (§26.1, 1948)

Education is cast as a fundamental, inalienable human right and entitlement.

Education shall be free, at least in the elementary stages


Education for primary school aged children—and ideally older young people too—should be available for free.

Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality…


One aim of education is humanisation: the development of the individual human.

…and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.


Another is to foster an ethic of respect for human rights and freedoms.

The full Declaration is on the UN’s site.