Free Webinar on the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training
UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training (Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 10:00am, PST)
The UN General Assembly has adopted without vote the new UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training (UNDHRET) on December 19, 2011. (The lecturer has contributed as an consultative expert to the development of the UNDHRET during the entire preparation process.) For the first time, the international community has created a specific legal instrument on human rights education. The new declaration emphasizes a right to human rights education which has already existed in international law. The member-states declare to be more active in human rights education and training.
The webinar will discuss the aims, the development-process and the content of the UNDHRET. This analysis will be enriched by some elements of the discussions of the different consultations, the specific schemes of argumentation by the stakeholders, the indication of controversial issues, compromises and areas of consensus and the fundamental reflection of the right to human rights education and the contribution to it by the UNDHRET. Finally, the role of the UNDHRET for human rights education practice on a local, national, regional and international level should be elaborated based on the conviction that the success of this declaration is depending on its capability to become a “living” declaration and to have an impact in the practice of human rights education.
Webinar Leader: Dr. Peter G. Kirchschlaeger