Dear Shula and dear colleagues from the Global HRE List, I am reacting to your interesting and challenging email from the 8th of February. 1.. Human Rights Education is marked by the fall of the Twin Towers. Human Rights educators, cannot longer think as we thought before, we could no longer educate as we educated before. The Twin Towers necessary links Human Rights Education to Human Security. We need to take an extra precaution: While intending to bring about historical justice, we could also bring down the ethical architecture which humanity has worked so hard to build. I ask myself: Is it possible that we might abolish individuals' human rights for the purpose of bringing about historical justice? Are the right to life, the right not to be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment still in force? Are we on the brink, perhaps, of doing away with the right to due process, where one is presumed innocent until proven guilty? Might we, perhaps, suppress the last article of the Declaration that states: "Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein." 2.. Therefore I am with you Shula that "we need to speak of globalizing human rights.. this is the only way for human security and security in general, this is the only guideline we have for real security".. We need to relate security to human rights and to Human Rights Education. The document that you have prepared for the Millennium Forum last year: Human rights education: A necessary foundation for human security in the new millennium on security and Human Rights Education, is very helpful 3.. In preparation for the fourth Ministerial meeting of the Human Security Network in Santiago, Chile in May 2002, I was asked to write a discussion paper that aims to examine the ways in which human security and human rights education are linked and to contribute to the development of a practical policy agenda for the Human Security Network in the field of Human Rights Education as a core strategy for human security. 4.. I am including a preliminary document that summarizes what I already wrote, I haven't finish writing the recommendations. I will appreciate very much, if Shula and all the colleagues from Global HRE list could react, add or criticize and particularly give me same ideas. [***Moderator's note: If you would like to receive a copy of Abraham's paper in Word, please send an e-mail to <email@example.com> and write in the subject line: Human security paper.***] Gracias y cariņos Abraham Magendzo K Chilean HR educator ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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