CHILDREN SAID

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

Understanding and exercising human rights is an important part of preparation of young people for life in a democratic society. Concepts related to human rights can and must be adopted as soon as possible. Schools need to provide conditions where students will gain direct experience in exercising human rights.

Schools in their activities should encourage the participation of parents and other community members.

Law on Primary Education and the Law on Secondary Education have clearly defined educational goals.

School must clearly define rights and obligations and not only responsibilities of students in the educational process in order to achieve educational goals defined by law.

To provide respect of students' rights, school acts must define rights, obligations and responsibilities of students involved in educational system.

The student is the subject of the Law; he/she has the rights and obligations. Inability to exercise these lawful rights leaves opportunity for a student to file objections to the competent body, and on the other side noncompliance to legally defined obligations of students may be the basis for initiating the procedure for establishing student's responsibility.

Ombudsman for Children of Republic of Srpska has sent to the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska an Opinion on the Draft Law on Changes and Amendments to the Law on Primary Education and Opinion on the Draft Law on Changes and Amendments to the Law on Secondary Education.