A Human Rights-Based Approach to Education: Role of Local Government

Lucia Ch. O. Tahamata, Muhammad Ashri, Marwati Riza, Aminuddin Salle


Educating the life of the nation is the main key for the Indonesian people to prepare, advance the mastery of science and technology as a constitutional right. Hence, the responsibility for fulfilling education to citizens is inherent in the family, society and government. The existence of the government is not held to serve self-interest, but to serve the interests and needs of the community. This research is a normative legal research with sociolegal approach. The researcher examines the principles related to fulfilling the basic rights in the field of education. The results show that the right to obtain education is seen as an international legal agreement. The obligation of the state to meet the educational needs of students, both the obligations of the results and the obligations of action have not been fulfilled optimally. Implementation of government responsibility for fulfilling the right to education with dimensions of availability, acceptability aspects, acceptable aspects, adaptation aspects, can be achieved if educational standards are met. Nowadays, the fact is that these four aspects are still very low in achievement. Therefore, three state functions in the issue of human rights, namely to Protect; to fulfill; and to promote have not been implemented optimally. As a result, citizen ownership of the four pillars of education, such as learning to know, learning by doing, learning to be, as well as learning to live together, in practical level, need to be a major concern of the stakeholders.

Keywords: Education; Human Rights; Local Government

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/85-22

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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