• Research/Scholar Paper name – The Right to Education: A Comparative Study of India and Pakistan
  • Author: Gunish Aggarwal
  • Institution: Queen Mary University of London
  • Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Date of Publication: 01/09/2021

Abstract:

Right to Education is an important right explained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). There are many international human rights instruments that explain the right to education. Each and every instrument article on right to education is explained further below. This paper basically explains why right to education is an important and integral part of everyone’s life. This paper adopts a comparative jurisdiction approach and focuses on two jurisdictions, India and Pakistan. This paper basically explains the two jurisdictions on the basis of United Nations Reports (Reporting Cycles) and National Reports of both the jurisdictions. This paper answers the question, with reference to right to education, compare and contrast both the jurisdictions India and Pakistan. These two jurisdictions are chosen because both these jurisdictions are the developing countries of the world and right to education has been made important on paper, but in reality, it needs to be implemented in both these countries in an appropriate and uniform manner and that to timely. This paper concludes with the fact that India’s position is better than that of Pakistan. But in reality, the position of both the countries in terms of Right to education needs to be improved as both these jurisdictions lack behind in terms of Right to Education.  At the end, both the jurisdictions are compared and contrasted and some insights from author’s writings are provided.

The Right to Education: A Comparative Study of India and Pakistan

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