Problematic aspects of ensuring the right to safe environment of the learner: case of bullying at school
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The level of prevalence of bullying at school currently infringes the right to education and rights in education of at least one third of the student body population in Lithuania. Thus, resulting in violation of one of the fundamental human rights – the right to education and all that it encompasses. Education is one of the most heavily regulates spheres of public law. It is also governed by legal norms on international and regional levels. The later determine certain international principles that are universally accepted, and that allow to asses if the possibility to realize one’s right to education and rights in education are sufficient. The issue of bullying at school and the level of its prevalence have been evident in the school communities for over two decades now. Despite the unfortunate longevity of the problem, it has been at large addressed within the fields of extralegal nature (sociology, psychology, medical science, etc.). Therefore, it is important to disclose the category of bullying as a legal notion, analyzing its correlation with the right to education and rights in education.