RFK Center Files Amicus Brief to Challenge Constitutionality of School Fees in Colombia
(2010-02-18) In November 2009, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, Cornell Law School International Human Rights Clinic, and Association NOMADESC filed an Amicus Brief before the Constitutional Court of Colombia. The Amicus Brief is in support of a petition that challenges the constitutionality of article 183 of the Colombian Law No. 115 (General Education Law), which allows the local administration to charge enrollment and other school fees, even at the primary school level. The Amicus brief outlines Colombia's international legal obligations to ensure the right to free education and provides a comparative regional analysis of the right to free education guarantees in all countries in Latin America.
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