First published in 1998, this first volume of The Manual on Human Rights Education for Universities has been prepared in the hope that it will serve as a teaching aid for institutions of higher education, as well as for UNESCO Chairs, and focuses on new dimensions and challenges. UNESCO’s long experience in this field goes back to 1951, when the first guide for teachers on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was published. This formed part of UNESCO’s efforts to create a comprehensive system of human rights education, embracing formal and non-formal education. Issues explored include peace, the environment, education, discrimination and extreme poverty.

part Part I|1 pages

New Dimensions

chapter 2|23 pages

Human Rights and Peace

ByVojin Dimitrijevic

chapter 3|27 pages

Democracy and Human Economic, Social and Cultural

ByDavid Beetham

chapter 4|18 pages

The Development of the Right to Development

ByUpendra Baxi

chapter 5|37 pages

Human Rights and the Environment

ByAntonio Augusto Cançado Trindade

part Part II|1 pages


chapter 6|24 pages

Human Rights and Extreme Poverty

ByLouis-Edmond Pettiti, Patrice Meyer-Bisch

chapter 7|17 pages

Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism

ByWolfrum Rüdiger

chapter 8|19 pages

Human Rights and Tolerance

ByClaudio Zanghi

chapter 9|22 pages

Terrorism and Human Rights

ByColin Warbrick

part Part III|1 pages


chapter 10|22 pages

Human Rights and Scientific and Technological Progress

ByC.G. Weeramantry

chapter 11|15 pages

Globalization and Human Rights

ByVirginia A. Leary

chapter 12|21 pages

Education for Human Rights

ByVitit Muntarbhorn