Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

All states ratifying the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) are bound to comply with Article 2, which requires States Parties to respect the rights of all children, without discrimination of any kind. In the Czech Republic, however, there is systematic discrimination against the Roma (also referred to as Gypsies). As a result, Roma children are not getting the education they are ensured under Article 28 of the CRe. The Czech Republic has tried, and continues to try, different methods to resolve the problem and to comply with the CRe. This essay will explore the nature of the problems and the past attempts at developing a cure. Finally, this essay will make recommendations as to methods that may help eliminate discrimination against Roma children in education, while promoting other rights contained in the CRC as well.