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Submitted by Marco Traversa on

Mexico is an exception, most of the Latin American countries still discriminate indigenous people and country like Israel still refuse to consider Bedouins as indigenous. I was wondering whether the general lower median income among indigenous people is due to the lack of a proper education system which addresses their needs. Often indigenous communities live in remote areas of the country where education is not accessible. I am currently working on a related matter and a faced several indigenous communities which are deprived of their right to education. They admitted that their level of education (when they were able to receive one) was lower than the general standards of the country; hence, they could not find any other form of employment besides working their own land. Recent cases before the EHCR have found the same facts.
I was wondering what was your opinion in this regards? Don't you think that if countries where to apply their obligation under art. 13 of the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights (as interpreted with the 4As framework) indigenous peoples' condition would improve?