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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Human Rights Education

Wolfgang Benedek

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 October 2020

Subject(s):
Right to education — Right to non-discrimination

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 There are different definitions of human rights education (‘HRE’). Nancy Flowers, for example, has defined it simply as all learning that develops the knowledge, skills, and values of human rights. The United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training of 2011 (‘Declaration on HRE’; UNGA Res 66/137) summarizes the main aspects by declaring that Human rights education and training comprises all educational, training, information, awareness-raising and learning activities aimed at promoting universal respect for and observance of all human rights...
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