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ERIC Number: EJ1177386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-5210
The Right to Rights: Education as the Problem and Solution to the Lack of Enforcement of International Human Rights Law
Boutros, Alexandria
International Journal of Progressive Education, v14 n2 p161-175 Apr 2018
One of the biggest criticisms of international law is the lack of effective enforcement, often compounded in human rights law by the system of treaty reservations that detracts from the main object and purpose of human rights protections. Ideally, once a country has ratified a treaty, it may create domestic law that provides an enforcement mechanism that may be lacking at the international level. However, in cases such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, one can see the limits of such an indeterminate system. The two questions being posed are: "Could the implementation of human rights education enhance enforcement within countries of international human rights accords?" and "How should one go about implementing a human rights education initiative?"To answer these questions, literature regarding human rights education initiatives around the world were reviewed and focus was put on initiatives working to enforce international human rights law. From reviewing the literature, a major component of the effectiveness of a human rights education initiative is the quality of training the teachers received and the level of commitment to the initiative by school administrations.
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey; Hong Kong; Chad; Niger; Canada; Pakistan; United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
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