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2nd Int'l Conf. on Human Rights Education - Durban, South Africa

Event Date: 
November 14, 2011 (All day) - November 16, 2011 (All day)

In recognition of its position as the premier university of African scholarship and its commitment to social and economic transformation the Faculty of Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has been selected to host the 2nd International Conference on Human Rights Education. The inaugural conference was hosted by the University of Western Sydney in 2010. The overall theme of this year’s conference is “Celebrating Diversity and Achieving Social Justice through Human Rights Education”.

The organizer invites a broad range of participation around this theme and expect contributions that address the follow keys issues:

Education for a human rights culture
Strategies for educating about human rights
Human rights, cultural diversity and vulnerable groups
HRE and sustainable development
HRE and Good Governance

The conference will comprise of plenary sessions, workshops, presentations of case-studies and sharing of best practices, as well as thematic panels which will include: HRE and post-conflict scenarios; HRE and HIV/AIDS; HRE and information technology; HRE and sustainable development; African approaches to HRE; and HRE through international and regional mechanisms.
In recognising that HRE is essential to the full realisation of human rights and fundamental freedoms and contributes significantly to promoting equality, respect for human dignity, preventing discrimination and enhancing participation in democratic processes, the objectives of the conference:

To support and promote the UN objectives in HRE
To promote the role of HRE in the advancement of good governance
Foster HRE across the African continent and to build networks amongst stakeholders
Explore the role of HRE in advancement of the rights of vulnerable groups
Interrogate the role of HRE in promoting cultural diversity and accommodating traditional value systems

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