Global Legal Education and Human Rights
Human Rights Brief, Vol. 11, No. 3, p. 20, 2004
8 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2009 Last revised: 12 Dec 2012
Date Written: Spring 2004
Law schools play a vital role in establishing legitimate expectations for behavior in societies. Therefore, human rights education is crucial for the promotion of important values. A dramatic transformation is taking place in the world today. The processes that have led to this situation have resulted in increased transnational trade and investment, dramatic growth in the scope and speed of communications across the globe, and unprecedented exposure to foreign cultures and values. The internet, with its ability to transcend borders and allow for decentralized communication, is both a metaphor and a powerful engine that is increasingly contributing to a world without barriers. New challenges have emerged, concerning security, the environment, health, labor protection, and governance. National states are no longer the single most important actors in effectively addressing many of these challenges.
Keywords: international law, human development, diversity, international lawyers
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