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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

19 - Protection of Education in Armed Conflict Situations: Asia-Pacific in Focus

from Part III - Practice and Application of International Humanitarian Law


In contrast to the literature on the applicability of civil and political rights in armed conflict and other situations of violence, internationally recognised economic, social and cultural rights have been largely ignored. The legal guarantees related to work, food, housing, healthcare, social security or education are not generally seen as a priority amid widespread armed violence, since other affected rights relating to life, liberty and security typically attract greater attention. Accordingly, protection of education has never been considered as a priority during and after armed conflict.