[Czech Republic] Commissioner calls on the Czech Republic to ensure legislative changes do not harm inclusive education efforts

15 Jan 2019
Council of Europe

Council of Europe`s Commissioner for Human Rights wrote a letter to the Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Czech Republic reacting to the proposed changes of the laws on education of pupils with special education needs. The Commissioner underlined “school segregation is one of the worst forms of discrimination and a serious violation of the rights of the children concerned, as their learning opportunities are seriously harmed by isolation and lack of inclusion in mainstream schools” and urged the government to ensure the rights of children to inclusive education are protected. Concerned that new changes could have negative impact on the rights of children, including Roma children and children with disabilities, the Commissioner urged the government to continue efforts towards creating an inclusive education system.

The full letter as well as the Prime Minister`s reply are available on the link below.

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