Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area
of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the
Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights was signed by member states
of the Organization of American States in San José, Costa Rica,
on 17 November 1988.
Article 3 Obligation of nondiscrimination
The State Parties to this Protocol undertake to guarantee the exercise
of the rights set forth herein without discrimination of any kind for reasons
related to race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions,
national or social origin, economic status, birth or any other social condition.
Article 13 Right to Education
2. The States Parties to this Protocol agree that education should
be directed towards the full development of the human personality and human
dignity and should strengthen respect for human rights, ideological pluralism,
fundamental freedoms, justice and peace. They further agree that education
ought to enable everyone to participate effectively in a democratic and
pluralistic society and achieve a decent existence and should foster understanding,
tolerance and friendship among all nations and all racial, ethnic or religious
groups and promote activities for the maintenance of peace.
Source: O.A.S. Treaty Series No. 69 (1988), Basic Documents Pertaining
to Human Rights in the Inter-American System, OEA/Ser.L.V/II.82 doc.6 rev.1
at 67 (1992). The full
text version of the Additional Protocol can be found in English at
the Internet site of the Organization of American States.
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