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Declarations on Human Rights
The Universal Declaraton of Human Rights was issued by th United Nations on December10, 1948. Its full text is accessible via this website.
The declaration on human rights constitutes a basic guideline for jurisdiction by the European Court of Justice, it was signed by members of th Council of Europe against the backgound of the UN Convention on Human Rights (which originate from 1948, and therefore does not consider aspects of modern society such as protection of personal data). The full English text is available [...]
Human Rights Policy
The Federal Foreign Office outlines its policy regarding human rights protection and the international context (UN conventions) here,with pertinent current news and links to further details, such as the official report on human rights policy (both in terms of foreign policy and implementation of international standards at home).
Information provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development: Germany is engaged in the Education For All Fast Track Initiative targeted at promoting basic education to every child by 2015, as well as supporting vocational education and training in developing countries, human rights education and democracy educatio. The website provides facts and [...]
The Council of Europe human rights division monitors the observation of uman rights and issues country reports and bulletins that are available for download from the website. One of its focal activities concerns action against traficking of humans, it is further concerned with raising awareness in its member state for human rights. The web portal includes references to [...]
The EU presents an overview of its activities in the field of human rights and democratisation on this site, which constitute its founding principles. Accordingly, users can navigate the area by subject (e.g. anti-discrimination, charter for basic rights, equity) or download pertinent documents.
The Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees, the agency is mandated to co-ordinate international action towards the protection of refugees. The website provides access to publications, bodies, research and teaching resources, statistics.
On December 10, 1948 the United Nations declared the Convention on Human Rights. This website by Deutsche Welle informs about the human rights conventions and requirements for complaints, it further links to related web resource such as the UN Guidelines for Complaint and pertinent NGOs.
On 10 December 2004, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing) to advance the implementation of human rights education programmes in all sectors. Building on the achievements of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004), the World Programme seeks to promote a common understanding [...]
The website by Amnesty International provides current information regarding human rights topics, which can also be searche by countries. In 2008, the United Nations Declaration of HumanRights commemorates its 60th anniversary.
Das Amt des Hohen Flüchtlingskommissars der Vereinten Nationen (UNHCR) in Deutschland hat Lehrmaterialien, Unterrichtspläne und Videos für verschiedene Altersstufen entwickelt.
German language teaching resources for human rights education at secondary schools.
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