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(p. 896) 21. Article 2, First Protocol: The right to education 

(p. 896) 21. Article 2, First Protocol: The right to education
(p. 896) 21. Article 2, First Protocol: The right to education

David Harris

, Michael O’Boyle

, Ed Bates

, and Carla Buckley

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date: 25 February 2020

This chapter discusses Article 2 of the First Protocol of the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees the right to education. Article 2 extends to all forms of education provided or permitted by the state–primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as to private schools and universities. The right to education consists of a variety of rights and freedoms for children and parents. These mostly belong to the pupil or student, but parents do have certain rights of their own under Article 2 about the way in which their child is educated.

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