The Charter on Language Policy and Language Rights in the Creole-speaking Caribbean

The Charter on Language Policy and Language Rights in the Creole-speaking Caribbean, International Centre for Caribbean Language Research Working Group (ICCLR)

Linguists and Creole language activists are pressing for the recognition of the right of persons who speak Creole languages throughout the Caribbean through the implementation of the Charter by governments and other public bodies.

The Charter proposes the establishment of a Regional Language Council which will promote the implementation of the Charter in each territory,  as well as providing, through the ICCLR, research support to each Creole-speaking territory.  The Charter seeks to identify the language rights which Caribbean citizens can expect and demand in the following four areas :-

  • Public Administration (official bodies) and  the Socioeconomic sphere.
  • Education in school.
  • Education out of school.
  • Culture