Mexico's Striking Teachers Violate Children's Rights - Supreme Court Justice
Ruben Mosso - Milenio
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October 16, 2013

Mexico City - Justice Olga Sánchez Cordero, of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), said that the State must ensure that the rights of children are given precedence over those of teachers, after members of the National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers (CNTE) stopped giving classes.

Sánchez Cordero said that the Mexican State is obliged to ensure that the constitutional mandate which applies to all authorities is respected, because children have a right to be educated. She also insisted that the dissident teachers return to their classrooms in order to teach.

Interviewed in the Supreme Court of Justice, where the National Week of the Rights of the Child was inaugurated, Justice Sánchez Cordero said that all efforts should be made to give priority to the interests of children.

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Translated by Amanda Moody

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