OHCHR webpage on the UDHR 60th anniversary

The UDHR in more than 300 different languages

The United Nations Cyberschoolbus: educational tools, about the United Nations and the UDHR, for teachers and pupils.

Campaign materials, an information kit, an events calendar, cartoons on human rights and historical audiovisual resources on the Universal Declaration are available on the United Nations UDHR60 website in the six official UN languages. This site will become the website for Human Rights Day 2008 in early December, with the addition of new materials and a new home page:

UNICEF: Know your rights

Animated children's rights

Know Your - This dynamic website showcases anniversary events in Europe and beyond.

Defenders Take the - Cartoons, videos and podcasts on human rights.

The UDHR: an Historical Record of the Drafting Process.

A photo gallery on the creation of UDHR is available on the OHCHR website.

International Bill of Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) (1948)

International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) (1976)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (1976)

Other Relevant Legal Instruments

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1951)

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1968)

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (1981)

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) (1987)

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) (1990)

(note: India has signed and ratified all the above treaties, however not a party to the optional protocols of ICCPR, CEDAW, CAT, and CRC)

Constitution of India, Part III: Fundamental Rights (1948)

National Human Rights Commission, India (A National Commission is an official government agency to promote human rights of all its citizens and residents, investigate HR violations, write reports, etc)

Human Rights Education

Human Rights Education Associates By far the most comprehensive site on HRE.
HREA Library The majority of HRE documents are available here.

The Human Rights Resource Centre – University of Minnesota: Contains guides, materials, topic books etc
HRRC material resources
HRE topic books

To mention a few:
The Human Rights Education Handbook (recommended)
Ripple in Still Water: Reflections by Activists on the Local- and National-Level Work on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
First Steps: A manual for starting human rights education (London: Amnesty International, 1997)

Human Rights Here & Now: Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Nancy Flowers (ed.), (Minneapolis: Human Rights Educators' Network of Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Resource Center, Stanley Foundation, 1999)

UNESCO and UNICEF, "A Rights-Based Conceptual Framework for Education" (New York and Paris, 2007).

Nancy Flowers, "What is Human Rights Education?" Published in A Survey of Human Rights Education. (Bertelsmann Verlag, May
2003). See 'FILES' at bottom of page

Felisa Tibbitts, “Human Rights Education.” In Bajaj, M. ed., Encyclopedia of Peace Education.(Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2008). SEE FILES

Tibbitts and Fernekes. “Human Rights Education”. In Totten, S. and Pederson, J.E. (eds.) Teaching About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: Innovative Approaches, Programs, Strategies. (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, forthcoming). SEE FILES

Felisa Tibbitts. "HRE in Schools." In Raymond Swennenhuis, ed. Handbook for Helsinki Committees: A Guide in Monitoring and Promoting Human Rights, and NGO Management (Vienna: International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 1995). SEE FILES

A multitude of other sources can be mentioned; please browse HREA Library for more.
Also see Human Rights Here and Now Resource List (there are several parts: Fundamentals/Background Research and Materials/Taking Action)

HRE Methodology

"The Practice of Facilitation", in: The Human Rights Education Handbook, Part II.

"Methods for Human Rights Education", in: The Human Rights Education Handbook, Part IV, Section A.

"Techniques for Human Rights Education", in: The Human Rights Education Handbook , Part IV, Section B.

"A Human Rights Pedagogy: Underlying Principles" and "Different Approaches to Human Rights Education" in: Human Rights Education Pack (Bangkok: Asia-Pacific Regional Resource Center for Human Rights Education, 2003), Sections I-V.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Training: A Manual on Human Rights Training Methodology (Geneva: United Nations, 2000).

Claude, R.P. Popular Education for Human Rights (Cambridge: Human Rights Education Associates, 2000).

Freire, P. Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Chapters 1-2 (Continuum Publishing Company, 1970).

Arthur L. Dirks, Constructivist Pedagogy: Critical Thinking and the Role of Authority (April 1998). SEE FILES

Case Studies


HR Critique

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