Human Rights Basics

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Some useful web links about Human Rights

 About Human Rights:

Human Rights Education Association:  a short video providing an introduction to Human Rights Education:

 A short history of the evolution of Human Rights from Medieval times:

 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR):

 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

 UN Business Compact:

For futher consideration of the UN Business Compact, this is a panel discussion of book about its development led by John Ruggie for UN:

 Human Rights Glossary:


The Rights Respecting Use of the Internet Schools Project

(Click on each link to download)

Introduction: About this Pack

The Project Leaders Pack

Appendix 1: The Introductory Script

Appendix 2: Internet Safety Activity Cards (You will need to download each of these sets of cards):  

Set 1 Set  2  Set 3   Set 4   Set 5

Appendix 3: A Guide to writing a School Charter for the Rights Respecting use of the Internet

Appendix 4: Example of a School Charter for the Rights Respecting use of the Internet

Appendix 5: A Rights Respecting Learning Walk

 EU Kids online

 Evaluating impact of Human Rights based interventions in Healthcare (2012).

Alice Donald London Metropolitan University and references.


Human Rights in a Health Care Setting: Making it Work for Everyone (2012)

Scottish Human Rights Commission


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime





Human Rights Basics

There's lots of ways to start learning about what Human Rights really are - and that's the key phrase, what Human Rights really are, because if there's one thing we know, there's more opportunity out there to learn what they are not than what they are.  Misinformation is rife - a quick read through the UK's tabloid press would give the impression that Human Rights are only there to protect foreign criminals from extradtion from the UK and that those who support Human Rights are only 'Left wing Luvvies' (Daily Mail 25 June 2015).  To learn about Human Rights, you can click on the links below to find out more:

HRLogo  Human Rights Basics - Videos  

HRLogo  Human Rights Basics - Declarations and Conventions 

These downloads will give you a quick introduction to our thinking and about who we are and what we do                                                                                                                                                                                                          

RRLogo Square Human Rights as Global Values 
 RRLogo Square  Human Rights Education and Human Rights Based Approaches
 RRLogo Square  Human Rights for Global Learning 

We are building up the resources and links on these pages to include our our publications and also links to Human Rights and Values sites that will support your journey.   What we won't do is give you only one view of a particular issue, because in many cases, there are many different interpretations.