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Present and Perspective of Human Rights Education in the Law School - Forced on the UN World Programme for Human Rights Education -

  • DONG-A LAW REVIEW
  • 2011, (52), pp.31-65
  • Publisher : The Institute for Legal Studies Dong-A University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

CHAE Hyung Bok 1

1경북대학교

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ABSTRACT

Human rights education is defined as “training and public information essential for the promotion and achievement of stable and harmonious relations among communities and for fostering mutual understanding, tolerance and peace”(Para. 78 in Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights). In this point of view, human rights education can be attained through studying, training and public information. For human rights education, it is important to say that the tripartite subjects, that is, the cooperation among the educational institutions, teachers and states, have a close cooperation. If these above aspects apply to human rights education in the Law School, we appreciate that the Law School, Professors and State, especially the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) have closely to cooperate each other. And then, how do we improve certain limits and problems of the Law School and Bar Exam system in human rights education?First, the Law School should devote to the essence of education as an educational institution. It is a basic object of ‘the Law School Law’ which intends to ‘an excellent jurist cultivate’. Second, it must be reconsider the role of the professors in charge of the ‘public interest & human rights law’. In present, even the Law School, which is adopting in the specialized sector as the ‘public interest & human rights law’, does not secure an sufficient number of the professors in charge of this programme. Secure the professors is urgently needed in order to revitalize the education of ‘public interest & human rights law’. Third, it is so important to rethink the role of the NHRC in human rights education. The NHRC have to try to support human rights education in the Law School in the title of national implementation of the UN World Programme for Hman Rights Education. Lastly, the tripartite subjects(Law School-Professor-NHRC) have to cooperate in human rights education. They are subjected to educate and train the students of Law School as future jurist that they have a correct concept and knowledge about the human rights.

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