Revista de Estudios Sociales
Print version ISSN 0123-885X
AMAYA, Renata; GOMEZ, Margarita and OTERO, Ana María. UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY AND THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION: THE SCOPE AND LIMITS OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2007, n.26, pp. 158-165. ISSN 0123-885X.
This article explores the scope of both the right to education and university autonomy in order to asses how these rights may limit each other in the disciplinary procedures of institutions of higher education. Additionally, it analyzes the tensions that can arise between the right to education, university autonomy and due process within disciplinary environments, as well as examines what tools recent constitutional jurisprudence offers to resolve such confl icts. Lastly, the article refl ects on what the goals of disciplinary processes should be in order for institutions of higher education to be able to fulfi ll their constitutionally-mandated social function.
Keywords : Right to education; university autonomy; disciplinary procedures; due process.