ERC-L Human Rights Education Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 17 (December 2000)



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ERC-L is a bi-weekly e-mail newsletter about new resources for human
rights education and training on the web site of Human Rights Education
Associates (HREA). The Electronic Resource Centre consists of a Human
Rights Education Library, a Calendar which lists courses and trainings
worldwide, a Human Rights Education Links section and Databases of Human
Rights Education Funders, Material Developers, Organisations, and
Trainers. If you have questions or feedback, please contact us at:
erc@hrea.org.


## FEATURE ##

Teaching for Human Rights: Grades 5-10

This manual is based upon unique program of curriculum development and
research in Australia, which involved more than 150 schools and teachers
and was initiated by the Human Rights Commission. Each participant
undertook to mount a human rights project of some kind in the classroom or
school, and to report in detail to the Commission at the end of the year as
to what had worked, what hadn't, and why. To provide a starting point for
those unsure of how best to begin, the Commission had developed its own
teaching materials, which it made available to those taking part. "Teaching
for Human Rights" provides specific suggestions, proven in practice, of
what to do and why, upper primary and secondary teachers who want to foster
children's feelings of self-esteem and social tolerance. The suggestions
are prefaced by a brief rationale that defines human rights and explains
how they are predicated upon a basic set of humane values, that express in
turn the complementary feelings identified above. The manual was out of
print and has been reproduced in full-text in electronic format.

* Teaching for Human Rights: Grades 5-10 by Ralph Pettman (Canberra: Human
Rights Commission, 1986). Language: English. Keywords: teacher manual,
primary school level, secondary school level, high school level, civic
education, values education, tolerance, children's rights, rights of the
child, Universal Declaration, Declaration on the Rights of the Child,
Australia. URL: http://erc.hrea.org/Library/secondary/Teaching-HR-5-10.html


## HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION LIBRARY ##

New additions in weeks 1-16 December 2000:

* Between their stories and our realities: A manual for seminars and
workshops on CEDAW by Gloria Shuster, Ivana Martinez, Julie Madore (New
York: PDHRE, 1999). Language: English. Keywords: manual, video, women's
rights, socio-economic rights, cultural rights, right to work, right to
health care, right to education, right to political participation,
trafficking, discrimination, violence against women, equality before the
law, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against
Women (CEDAW), Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
Against Women, Optional Protocol to CEDAW, United Nations. URL:  
http://erc.hrea.org/Library/women/pdhre99.html


## Other publications added ##

* Access to Human Rights Documentation by Janusz Symonides and Vladimir
Volodin (Paris: UNESCO, 1997). Language: English. Keywords: reference,
human rights documentation, databases, periodicals, audio-visual materials,
Internet, United Nations, High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Labour
Organization (ILO), World Health Organisation, UNESCO, Council of Europe,
European Union, Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Organization of
American States (OAS), OSCE, International Committee of the Red Cross. URL:
http://erc.hrea.org/Library/reference/unesco97.html

* Human Rights Explained: A Guide to Human Rights in Australia in a Global
Context (Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, 1998.). Language:
English. Keywords: guide, students, teachers, secondary school level, high 
school, United Nations, International Labour Organization (ILO), Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Australia. URL: 
http://erc.hrea.org/Library/secondary/hreoc98.html

* Making the Mountain Move: An Activist's Guide to How International Human
Rights Mechanisms Can Work for You by Scott Long (San Francisco:
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, 2000). Language:
English. Keywords: monitoring, gay and lesbian rights, HIV/AIDS, United
Nations, European Union, OSCE, Council of Europe, European Court of Human
Rights, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Inter-American Court of
Human Rights, African Commission on Human and People's Rights,
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR),
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR),
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
(CEDAW), Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), American Convention
on Human Rights, European Convention on Human Rights, African Charter on
Human and People's Rights. URL:
http://erc.hrea.org/Library/monitoring/iglhrc00.html


## HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION CALENDAR ##

New courses added:

* Summer Course on International Minority Rights Law
Dates: 23-30 June 2001
Level: (under)graduate, professional
Focus: The course aims to provide students with an overview of the legal,
political and philosophical issues pertaining to international minority
rights law.
Location: Galway (Ireland)
Deadline of application: 1 May 2001
Organisation: Irish Centre For Human Rights
URL: http://erc.hrea.org/Calendar/181.html

* Summer School in International Human Rights Law
Dates: 1-28 July 2001
Level: (under)graduate, professional
Focus: Programme aims to develop participants' advocacy and dissemination
skills, as well as their formal knowledge of human rights law and the means
for its enforcement. It emphasises the increasing reliance on international
human rights standards in traditionally domestic fields, such as employment
law, criminal law, family law and immigration.
Location: Oxford (United Kingdom)
Deadline of application: 9 April 2001
Organisation: University of Oxford
URL: http://erc.hrea.org/Calendar/131.html


## HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION LINKS ##

* Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
(Canada) [in English and French]:
http://www.cdpdj.qc.ca

* Instituto de Defensa Legal (Peru) [in Spanish]:
http://www.idl.org.pe


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