International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Signed by Ireland: 01 October 1973
Status of Ratification: Ratified by Ireland on 08 December 1989
Reservations by Ireland:
Article 2, paragraph 2
"In the context of Government policy to foster, promote and encourage the use of the Irish language by all appropriate means, Ireland reserves the right to require, or give favourable consideration to, a knowledge of the Irish language for certain occupations."
Article 13, paragraph 2(a)
"Ireland recognises the inalienable right and duty of parents to provide for the education of children, and, while recognising the State’s obligations to provide for free primary education and requiring that children receive a certain minimum education, nevertheless reserves the right to allow parents to provide for the education of their children in their homes provided that these minimum standards are observed."
Reports submitted by Ireland under this Convention and Concluding Observations published by the Committee can be accessed in the Human Rights Reporting Section.