Education About Human Rights: Strengths and Weaknesses of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 245, 2011

Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 7

6 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2012

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Paula Gerber

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Human Rights Education (‘HRE’) has been a focal point of the UN’s work ever since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed in 1948. However, after 60-plus years of the UN mandating and promoting HRE, there is evidence that HRE is still not widespread, especially within schools. The UN therefore decided to increase its efforts to promote HRE, by adopting the Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. The Declaration on HRE has its flaws, but we are better off having this flawed instrument than no instrument at all.

Keywords: UN, United Nations, Declaration on Human Rights, education and training, HRE, schools

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K30, K33

Suggested Citation

Gerber, Paula, Education About Human Rights: Strengths and Weaknesses of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training (2011). Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 245, 2011; Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 7. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2130345

Paula Gerber (Contact Author)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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