Groningen Journal of International Law

International Law Under Construction

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The Right to Academic Freedom in Latin America: A commentary on the report of the UNSR on freedom of opinion and expression

Salvador Herencia-Carrasco and Catalina Arango Patiño

‘Education is the vaccine against violence and ignorance’. These words of Argentinean cartoonist Quino, immortalized by Mafalda, reflect the importance of education for the progress of our societies. Despite the fact that everyone seems to agree on their relevance, the almost secondary place that academic freedom has in international human rights law is striking.

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