CONTENTS:- Preface; I. The right to human rights education: Introduction; 1. The international bill of human rights; 2. Other international instruments; 3. Regional instruments; II. Human rights education and human rights treaties: Introduction; 4. Human rights education and human rights treaties; 5. Analysis of state reports and concluding observations; 6. Conclusion. Annex; III. ABC: teaching human rights: Introduction; 7. Fundamentals of human rights education; 8. Human rights topics for preschool and lower primary school; 9. Human rights topics for upper primary and lower and senior secondary school; Annex 1; Annex 2; Annex 3; Annex 4; Annex 5; IV. Human rights: a United Nations priority: Introduction; 10. Universal declaration of human rights; 11. Human rights in action; 12. A comprehensive approach to human rights; 13. Strengthening human rights at the national level; 14. Combating discrimination; 15. Human rights and conflicts; V. The international bill of human rights: Introduction; 16. Universal declaration of human rights; 17. International covenant on economic, social and cultural rights; 18. International covenant on civil and political rights.
Human rights education explains about the process of teaching and learning the significance of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person which is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. It talks about the rights that belong to everyone of the world. Human rights education does not just provide lessons for the classroom but lessons for life-of immediate relevance to our daily life and experience. In this sense, human rights education means not only teaching and learning about human rights, but also for human rights; its fundamental role is to empower individuals to defend their own rights and those of others. This empowerment constitutes an important investment for the future, aimed at achieving a just society in which all human rights of all persons are valued and respected. Human rights education gained momentum across the world with the proclamation of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004). This book on human rights education includes the very important documents concerned to human rights education prepared by the United Nations and the office of the UN high commissioner of human rights. Everyone everywhere in the world will find a place of this book at one time or other, besides its usefulness the classroom practitioners.