International Human Rights Education and Training: Bibliography

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Guides and Training Materials

Amnesty International. Human Rights Education Resources and Materials. Online AI:

Amnesty International. Stop Violence Against Women. Various manuals. London: Amnesty International, 2004-2005. Online: AI

Amnesty International. 10 Basic Human Rights Standards for Law Enforcement Officials.London: Amnesty International, 1998. Online: AI

Amnesty International. A 12 Point Guide for Good Practice in the Training and Education of Human Rights for Government Officials. London: Amnesty International, 1998. Available at

Belisle, Kristine, and Elizabeth Sullivan. Service-learning: Lesson Plans and Projects: Resources for Educators. Amnesty International and HREA, 2007. Available at

Equitas. International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP). Resources. Online: Equitas:

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and Equitas. Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators. Montreal: OHCHR and Equitas, 2011. Available at

Flowers, Nancy, et al., Compasito: Manual on Human Rights Education for Children Budapest: Council of Europe,
European Youth Centre Budapest, 2007.

Flowers, Nancy. Human Rights Education Handbook: Effective Practices for Learning, Action, and Change. Human Rights Resource Center, Minnesota: University of Minnesota, 2000. Available at

Flowers, Nancy, etc. The Human Rights Education Series. Topic Books 1-6. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Human Rights Resource Center. Online: UMN

Equitas. Training of Trainers: Designing and Delivering Effective Human Rights Education. Training Manual. Montreal: Equitas International Centre for Human Rights Education, 2007. Online Equitas:>

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cooperation with the International Bar Association. Human Rights in the Administration of Justice: A Manual on Human Rights For Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers. Professional Training Series No. 9. New York and Geneva: OHCHR, 2003. Available at

International Service for Human Rights (ISHR). Simple Guide to the UN Treaty Bodies – Guide Simple sur les organes de traités de l’ONU. Updated edition. Geneva: ISHR, July 2010. Online ISHR:

United Nations. The United Nations Human Rights System: How To Make It Work For You. Geneva and New York: United Nations
Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS), 2008. Online UN:

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and United Nations Centre for Human Rights. Human rights training : A manual on human rights training methodology. Profeesional Training Series 6. New York ; Geneva : United Nations, 2000. Available at

Westminster Consortium for Parliaments and Democracy, and International Bar Association. Human Rights and Parliaments: Handbook for Members and Staff. IBA, March 2011. Online IBA:

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Books, Articles and Chapters

Andreopoulos, George J. “Human Rights Education and Training for Professionals.” International Review of Education 48, (No. 3/4)(July 2002): 239-249.

Andreopoulos, George J. and Richard Pierre Claude, Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.

Asian Regional Resource Center for Human Rights Education (ARRC). Making a Difference: A Compilation of Human Rights
Education Success Stories
. Bangkok: ARRC, 2003.

Bajaj, Monisha. “Human Rights Education: Ideology, Location, and Approaches.” Human Rights Quarterly 33 (2011): 481–508.

Bajaj, Monisha. Schooling for Social Change: The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India. New York & London: Continuum Publishers, 2011.

Bajaj, Monisha. “Teaching to Transform, Transforming to Teach: Exploring the Role of Teachers in Human Rights Education in India.” Educational Research 53(2)(2011): 207-221.

Bajaj, Monisha. “From ‘Time Pass’ to Transformative Force: School-based Human Rights Education in Tamil Nadu, India.” International
Journal of Educational Development.
32 (1)(January 2012): 72-80.

Bajaj, Monisha. “Human Rights Education and Student Self-Conception in the Dominican Republic.” Journal of Peace Education 1(1) (2004): 21-36.

Bajaj, Monisha, and Cheila Valera. “The emergence of human rights education amidst ethnic conflict in the Dominican Republic.” In Peace education in conflict and post-conflict societies: comparative perspectives, edited by C. McGlynn et al, 43-57. New York: Palgrave MacMillan,

Baxi, Upendra. “Random Reflections on the (Im)possibility of Human Rights Education.” Paper given at International Consultation on the Pedagogical Foundations of Human Rights Education, La Catalina, Costa Rica, 22-26 July, 1996. Available PDHRE

Bayefsky, Anne F. Bayefsky, Ann F., “International Human Rights in Canadian Courts. ” in Benedetto Conforti & Francesco Francioni eds., Enforcing International Human Rights in Domestic Courts (Leiden, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1997) 295.

Bazilli, Susan. Confronting Violence Against Women: A Brief Guide to International Human Rights Law for Canadian Advocates. Toronto: York University Centre for Feminist Research, October 2000.

Bernath, Tania, Tracey Holland, and Paul Martin. “How Can Human Rights Education Contribute to International Peace-building?” Current Issues in Comparative Education 2 (1)(Fall 1999), available at

Brochmann Helge and Eldrid K. Midtun. “Human Rights Education and Peace Building.” Current Issues in Comparative Education 2(1)(Fall 1999), available at

Bromley, Patricia. “Multiculturalism and Human Rights in Civic Education: The Case of British Columbia , Canada.” Educational Research 53(2) (June 2011): 151-164

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Report to UNESCO and the UN Commissioner for Human Rights on Human Rights Education: Report for Canada 2005-2009. Ottawa: Canadian Commission for UNESCO, 2010

Cardenas, Sonia. Constructing Rights? Human Rights Education and the State International Political Science Review 26(4)(2005): 363-379.

Covell, Katherine. “Children’s Rights Education: Canada’s best-kept secret.” In Howe, R. Brian and Katherine Covell, eds. A Question
of Commitment: Children’s rights in Canada
, Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007.

Covell, Katherine, R.B. Howe, and J. Polegato. “Children’s human rights education as a counter to social disadvantage: A case study from England.” Educational Research 53 (2) (2011): 193- 206.

Covell, Katherine, R.B. Howe, and J.K. McNeil. “Implementing children’s human rights education in schools.” Improving Schools, 13 (2) (2010): 1-16.

Council of Europe, OSCE/ODIHR, UNESCO, OHCHR. Human Rights Education in the School Systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America: A Compendium of Good Practice. OHCHR, 2009, online: OHCHR

Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC). Education for Peace, Human Rights, Democracy, International Understanding and Tolerance: Report of Canada. Canada: CMEC, October 2001, online: CMEC

Dembour, Marie-Bénédicte. “What Are Human Rights? Four Schools of Thought.” Human Rights Quarterly 32 (1)(2010): 1–20.

Devi, V. Vasanthi. “Institute of Human Rights Education: India Experience.” HRE in Asian Schools 10 (41) (2007), online: hurights,%20India%20Experience-reduced.pdf.

Elbers, Frank. Human Rights Education Resourcebook. Cambridge, MA Human Rights Education Associates, 2000, online: HREA

Flowers, Nancy. “How to Define Human Rights Education? A Complex Answer to a Simple Question.” In International Perspectives in Human Rights Education, edited by Viola B. Georgi, and Michael Seberich, 105-127. Gütersloh>: Bertelsmann Foundation Publishing, 2004.

Freedman, Sarah Warshauer, et al., “Teaching History after Identity-Based Conflicts: The Rwanda Experience.” Comparative Education Review 52(2008): 663-690 .

Fritzsche, K. Peter. “Tolerance Education and Human Rights Education in Times of Fear: A Comparative Perspective.” In Educating Toward a Culture of Peace, edited by Yaacov Iram, Hillel Wahrman, and Zehavit Gross, 2006.

Viola B. Georgi, and Michael Seberich, eds.International Perspectives in Human Rights Education. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers, 2004. Online: Bertelsmann

Howe, R.B., and Katherine Covell. “Miseducating Children About Their Rights.” Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 5 (2) (2010): 91-102.

Kerr, David, and Avril Keating, eds. Educational Research. Special Issue: Intercultural, Citizenship and Human Rights Education: The
Challenges of Implementation for Policy, Practice and Research

Lohrenscheit Claudia. “International Approaches in Human Rights Education.” International Review of Education 48 (3/4) (July 2002): 173-185

Marks, Stephen P., and Kathleen A. Modrowski with Walther Lichem. Human Rights Cities: Civic Engagement for Societal Development. Nairobi: UN HABITAT, and New York: PDHRE, 2008.

Meyer, John W., Patricia Bromley & Francisco O. Ramirez. “Human Rights in Social Science Textbooks: Cross-National Analyses, 1970–2008.” (2012). Online World Polity:

Mihr, Anja, and Hans Peter Schmitz. “Human Rights Education (HRE) and Transnational Activism.” Human Rights Quarterly 29(4)(2007): 973-993.

Minow, Martha. “Education for Co-Existence.” Arizona Law Review 44(1)(2002): 1-30.

Pearson, Landon, and Tara M. Collins. “Child Rights Education, Awareness-Raising and Training Activities.” In Not There Yet: Canada’s implementation of the general measures of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Florence, Italy: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre and UNICEF Canada, 2009 available at

Ramirez, Francisco O., David Suárez, and John W. Meyer. “The Worldwide Rise of Human Rights Education.” InSchool Knowledge in Comparative and Historical Perspective: Changing Curricula in Primary and Secondary Education, edited by Aaron Benavot, and Cecilia Braslavsky. Hong Kong: >Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) and Springer, 2006.

Suárez, David. “Education Professionals and the Construction of Human Rights Education.” Comparative Education Review 51(1) (2007): 48-70.

Tarrow, Norma. “Human Rights Education: Alternative Conceptions.” In Human Rights, Education and Global Responsibilities. edited by James Lynch, Celia Modgil, and Sohan Modgil. Washington: Falmer Press, 1992.

Tibbitt, Felisa. “Human Rights Education.” In The Encyclopedia of Peace Education, edited by Monisha Bajaj. North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, 2008.

Tibbitts, Felisa. “Transformative Learning and Human Rights Education: Taking a Closer Look.” Intercultural Education 16 ( 2)(2005): 107-113.

van Ert, Gib, “Canada” in David Sloss ed., The Role of Domestic Courts in Treaty Enforcement: A Comparative Study (Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 2009).

van Ert, Gib. Using International Law in Canadian Courts. 2d ed. Toronto: Irwin, 2008.

van Ert, Gib. “International human rights law”. Chapter 11 in Using International Law in Canadian Courts. 2nd ed. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2008.

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