Picture: Marcus Bleasdale.

Picture: Marcus Bleasdale.

Converging law, the multidimensional right to education and the inviolable spaces of learning

A series of four postings probing the international legal protection of the right to education within the converging contexts of emergencies, threats to international peace and security and armed conflict. 

'Converging law, four points of vulnerability and the inviolable spaces of learning' Rights-Streams (January 13, 2016); Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork, Ireland (January 29, 2016).

'Converging law, equivocation and delimits on the supposed inviolability of spaces of learning' Parts I and II IntLawGrrls (January, 20 and 21, 2016); Rights-Streams (January 26, 2016). 

'Knowledge and practice of rights ‘in’ and ‘through’  the inviolable spaces of learning' IntLawGrrls (May 5, 2016); Rights-Streams (May 6, 2016).

'Meta-engagement with international law, understated effects and engagers' Rights-Streams (September 14, 2016); IntLawGrrls (September 15, 2016). 

This stream of postings has three aims:

  1. restating the continuing applicability of the right to education within the converging contexts of emergencies, threats to international peace and security and non/international armed conflict (Converging law, four points of vulnerability and the inviolable spaces of learning and Converging law, equivocation and delimits on the supposed inviolability of spaces of learning);
  2. considering the content and scope of the human rights obligations to respect and ensure the multidimensional right to education at the point of convergence and divergence with international humanitarian law (Converging law, four points of vulnerability and the inviolable spaces of learning and Converging law, equivocation and delimits on the supposed inviolability of spaces of learning);
  3. illumining the lesser stated dimensions of the right (Knowledge and practice of rights ‘in’ and ‘through’  the inviolable spaces of learning) and the right holder as an understated compliance conducer (Meta-engagement with international law, understated effects and engagers).