Monday, 4 March 2013

Manual on Human Rights Education

The third, completely revised, updated and extended edition of the well-known manual on human rights education, Understanding Human Rights, has just been released by the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy - ETC Graz (Austria):
"Its objective is to assist human rights education efforts worldwide. During the past ten years it has become a basic text for human rights education and training in different countries, on different levels and for different audiences, from university lectures in China to NGO training in Mali to police training in Kosovo/a. Its thematic modules on selected human rights issues cover topics like the prohibition of torture and the freedom from poverty, human rights of women and of the child, human rights in armed conflict, freedom of expression and democracy. New to the 3rd English edition are chapters reflecting current trends in human rights, including new modules on privacy (including challenges posed by Internet use), minority rights and the right to asylum." (Barbara Schmiedl)
The manual is available for free download on the website of the ETC at, which also contains a learning platform with additional resources.