Education of an Expat Child

Art. 28 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child describes the right of children to an education. For expat parents, the actual right to an education is not so much the issue as is choosing the right school, this in terms of best possibilities for the right diplomas, as well as creating a smooth transition – all keeping in mind the emotional well-being of the children.

When expats are looking for a school for their children, they generally aim to achieve a smooth transition, an educational program that leads to the desired diplomas – all with the emotional well-being of the children in the back of their minds. So why not in a divorce situation? With the benefit of some of my own expat experience, the author advises expat clients in divorce situation to never to forget the right of the child to rest and leisure time (Art. 31 of the Convention).

Access to education is a children’s right, but not the only one!

Edith van Ruitenbeek
2016 Spring

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