A Human Rights Education Project Indicator for NGOs and International Organizations

David Lempert

Abstract


The article offers an easy-to-use indicator for measuring whether human rights education projects of NGOs and international organizations actually meet the criteria for “human rights” that have been established by various international treaties and that are recognized by experts in the field.  Sample tests of this indicator on more than a dozen international projects and organizations reveal that many of the major actors in the field of human rights are actually failing to promote the standards in their education projects, and point to the specific areas where they need to improve in order to fulfill international criteria.


Keywords


Human rights; tolerance education; democratic education; sustainable development; civil society; justice; indigenous peoples; minority protection; development policy; child rights convention; Council of Europe (CoE); European Commission (EC); UNDP; UNHCH



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