Human rights to be included in school curriculum

« Moves are afoot to include human rights as part of the school curriculum following a recommendation by the Human Rights Council of Sri Lanka (HRCSL). 

Director General of National Institute of Education (NIE) Prof. Abeyrathna Bandara told The Nation that the HRCSL had come forward with certain proposals in order to include human rights in the school curriculum and added that they were in the process of formulating a system through which the subject could be implemented.

Towards the third phase (2015-2019) of the UN World Programme for Human Rights Education

The second phase of the UN World Programme for Human Rights in coming to an end. The draft action plan (2015-2019) in consultation with States, relevant intergovernmental organizations, in particular the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, national human rights institutions and civil society, including non-governmental organizations, will be submitted by the Human Rights Council at its twenty-seventh session (8th-26th september 2014).

The fifth issue of the the Human Rights Review now available

This fifth issue includes an editorial signed by Antoine Lyon-Caen, an interview of Charlotte Girard with the lawyer William Bourdon, a thematic folder on « Revolutions and Human Rights » as a result of a study day organized by PhD students attached to the Centre de recherches et d’études sur les droits fondamentaux (CREDOF, numerous analytical papers, « libres propos » and conferences as well as a bibliography dedicated to Human Rights.


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Civil Society Organisations Discussed Privatisation and Right to Education during the Human Rights Council

« In Geneva, during the June session of the Human Rights Council, civil society organisations, including the Right to Education Project, participated in a series of events to discuss the important issue of the growing trend of privatisation in education and its impact on the right to education. The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education took part in the discussions. »

Schools and universities as part of the battlefield

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) has recently released a four goals study : better inform international and national efforts to prevent schools, universities, students, teachers, academics and other education staff from being attacked ; encourage the investigation, prosecution and punishment of the perpetrators of attacks ; share knowledge about effective responses ; and help those who have been attacked to recover and rebuild their lives by providing rec

The right to education for all african children

« A quality education, free, compulsory and appropriate to all african children » is the theme chosen by the African Union to underline the 24th African Child Day (ACD). For that occasion, the African Comittee of Experts on the rights and well-being of the child has issued a concept note which aims to :

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights translated in Côte d’Ivoire’s codified languages

In order to make accessible The Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the people of Côte d’Ivoire, the regional office of UNESCO in Abidjan has had translated that legal instrument in three local languages : baoulé, dioula and guéré.

About the Childwatch International Research Network

The Childwatch International Research Network is a global, non-profit, nongovernmental network of institutions that collaborate in child research for the purpose of promoting child rights and improving children’s well-being around the world. It was founded in 1993 as a response from the research community to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, an instrument for changing the focus of research and for ensuring that the perspectives of children are heard.

Child Rights International network

CRIN is a global research, policy and advocacy organisation. Our work is grounded in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our work is based on five core values :
We believe in rights, not charity,
We are stronger when we work together,
Information is power and it should be free and accessible, and
Societies, organisations and institutions should be open, transparent and accountable - We believe in promoting children's rights, not ourselves

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