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Human rights & responsibilities

Religions, belief and intercultural education

Robert Jackson, visiting Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education at Stockholm University, explores the inter-relationship between religion and belief, human rights and citizenship education.

Human rights in art and history

John Hamer, Director of an educational consultancy and an expert consultant to the Council of Europe on history education, provides a substantial resource which has been developed by the Council of Europe to explore the connections between art history and a host of contemporary citizenship issues. This will be helpful when teaching about Human Rights.

Children's rights and education - 25 years of the UNCRC

Frances Bestley, Programme Director for the Rights Respecting Schools Award at UNICEF UK, reflects on the implications of the UN Convention on the Rights on the Child for education.

2015 - Parliament in the making

Holly Greenland, Learning and Digital Projects Manager and Caterina Loriggio, 2015 Anniversaries Senior Campaign Manager. write about connecting the celebrations of the Manga Carta and the De Montfort Parliament as well as providing a description of the numerous activities and resources being planned by parliament for teachers.

Why Magna Carta still matters

Justin Fisher, Professor of Political Science at Brunel University, discusses the importance of Magna Carta to the contemporary political landscape. He shows the impact of the ideas enshrined in 1215 on the development of representative democracy and the rule of law in the UK.

ACT RFK Human Rights Curriculum Pilot - Feature in Teaching Citizenship Issue 46

Speaking Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders

In this article, published in the Winter 2017 edition of Teaching Citizenship, Liz Moorse and Lee Jerome report on a pilot project undertaken by ACT on behalf of Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Don't Stand By

‘HMD is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and to recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own, it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented’ (HMD website, January 2016)

International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day - 10 December

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted on 10 December 1948. The date has since served to mark Human Rights Day worldwide. This is a specific day every year when Citizenship teachers have a clear route to help their pupils explore many different aspects of human rights. ACT has every December provided high quality advice and guidance regarding IHRD and this year we are taking the opportunity to again draw attention to the importance of teaching about human rights issues.

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