Domesticating international standards of education for children with intellectual disabilities: a case study of Kenya and South Africa
Murungi, Nkatha L.
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International law approaches the right to education for children with disabilities in a rather generic way. This means that the rights of children with intellectual disabilities have to be gleaned from the general provisions of the conventions. In view of the centrality of intellectual capacity in the context of education, it is imperative to decipher the import of the right to education for children with intellectual disabilities. For this purpose, this chapter explores the content of international law on the right to education of children with intellectual disabilities. It uses two case studies to assess the approach of African states to the domestication of the obligations in this regard. Kenya and South Africa have both ratified the CRC, ACRWC and the CRPD. Further, Kenya has ratified and South Africa signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).