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JONGITUD ZAMORA, Jaqueline del Carmen. The human right to higher education in Mexico. Rev. educ. sup [online]. 2017, vol.46, n.182, pp.45-56. ISSN 0185-2760.

This article seeks to resolve the debate over the existence or not of a human right to higher education, by appealing to the perspective of the International Law of Human Rights. The legislation provides the main arguments substantiating this right and establishes its minimum content, the details of which are discussed in this text. The article also links those arguments to recent decisions by the federal courts in Mexico, in order to show that the country’s judiciary, with its relevant resolutions, is effectively recognizing the human right to higher education.

Keywords : Human rights; Right to higher education; International law of human rights; Mexico.

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