Human Rights and History: A Challenge for Education

TitleHuman Rights and History: A Challenge for Education
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitlePublication by the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future"
Year of Publication2010
Number of Pages196 pp.
PublisherFoundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future
Accession Number1530

This volume elucidates the debates surrounding the historical development of human rights after 1945. The authors examine a number of specific human rights, including the prohibition of discrimination, freedom of opinion, the right to asylum and the prohibition of slavery and forced labor, to consider how different historical experiences and legal traditions shaped their formulation. Through the examples of Latin America and the former Soviet Union, they explore the connections between human rights movements and human rights education. Finally, they address current challenges in human rights education to elucidate the role of historical experience in education.

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