612. The right to education in international law.

The fundamental importance of education in international law is reflected in the number of international treaties and charters that seek to protect it (and, reflecting the difficulties that international jurists have faced in framing the terms of the right, in the number of different ways the right is expressed in those instruments), including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights1, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights2, the United Nations Convention against Discrimination in Education3, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women4, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial