The Right of Child Prisoners to Education

This research paper addresses the right to education for Palestinian child prisoners inside Israeli prisons. In doing so, it provides a comprehensive review of international laws and conventions pertaining to the right of education and examines Israeli civilian laws and Israeli Prison Service regulations pertaining to this right. The report also provides an international comparative lens through which the relative deprivation of Palestinian child prisoners’ educational rights in Israeli jails can be understood by looking at the Swedish and Canadian systems. Finally, the report addresses the impact of the occupation on the mental health of child prisoners and assesses the role of Palestinian institutions working with child prisoners.