Review of 'Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People' by Patricia Brander Et Al, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 2012.
(2013) 19(1) Australian Journal of Human Rights 199.
3 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2014
Date Written: 2013
These days, human rights education (HRE) is receiving a great deal of attention in a diverse array of sectors. Non-government organisations are vigorously promoting HRE, academics are recognising HRE as a specialist area and undertaking scholarly research into best practice, governments are seeking to include HRE within school curricula, and the United Nations is actively encouraging widespread implementation of HRE via initiatives such as the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training (2011) and the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing). The underlying philosophy of all these endeavours is that human rights are for all, and people cannot claim and assert their human rights if they do not know them. Within this context, the publication of Compass: Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People is to be welcomed.
Keywords: Human rights education
JEL Classification: K10, I20
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