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Discrimination towards the requirement for certain categories of aliens to pays fees : the European Court of Human Rights have allready said toomuch… or not enough…

Sophie GROSBON,
Maître de conférences à l’Université François Rabelais de Tours, Membre du Groupe d’études et de recherches sur la coopération internationale et européenne, Membre associée au Centre de recherches et d’études sur les droits fondamentaux

21 juin 2011 - Cour eur. dr. h., Ponomaryovi c. Bulgarie

In a judgment dated June, 21, 2011 in the case A. et P. Ponomaryov vs. Bulgaria, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that the requirement for certain categories of regular aliens to pay fees for their secondary education, due exclusively to their nationality and immigration status (alien without a permanent residence) constitutes a violation of prohibition of discrimination in conjunction with the right to education. The Court considers then, whithout reservations that the use of social public services can be curtailed by certain categories of aliens, and doing so, it doesn’t take into account the integration of the alien into the society of the State. The Court examines also for the first time whether and to what extent tuition fees can be conformed to the Convention. It asserts curiously considering in particular other international conventions on human rights « the State’s margin of appreciation in this domain increases with the level of education, in inverse proportion to the importance of that education for those concerned and for society at large »

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Arrêt commenté : Cour eur. dr., h., Ponomaryovi, 21 juin 2011
Cour eur. dr., h., arrêt Bah c. Royaume-Uni, 27 septembre 2011
C.J.C.E, Gde Ch., Bidar, 15 mars 2005
- Comité des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels, Observation générale n° 13, Le droit à l’éducation (Art. 13), E/C.12/1999/10