15 August 2018

Western Sydney University will host International Conference on Human Rights Education

15 August 2018 - Western Sydney University (Australia), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) will host from 26 - 29 November 2018, the 9th International Conference on Human Rights Education, to be held at the Parramatta South campus. The event will bring together around 400 Australian and international experts on human rights education, practitioners, decision-makers and leaders from governments, civil society, academia and the private sector.

The event coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th anniversary of the education-oriented Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. Much work has been done to improve knowledge and education about these principles of human rights globally. But there is still much work to do to embed these principles into everyday thinking where they can underpin civil society. Hence the key question: How can human rights education develop and strengthen civil society and transform the ways in which civil society works?

The Conference will consider themes such as key contemporary human rights developments and their challenges to human rights education; human rights education in international and domestic law, and best practices. Furthermore, several speakers have been invited, including Philip G. Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, and Michael Kirby, former Chair of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

For more information about the event you can visit their website: http://ichre2018.com.au/