Project documents and reports

Education about Human Rights

This article analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 19 December.


Starting Points for Combating Hate Speech Online

Three studies about online hate speech and ways to address it.


Promoting Minority Rights through Education

This paper explores the role of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education as a tool for the promotion and protection of the minority rights in Europe and as a mechanism for fostering the implementation of the provisions of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.


Materials used to teach about world religions in schools in England

The report on "Materials used to teach about world religions in schools in England" is the result of a large scale study conducted by the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU) for the UK Government's Department for Children, Schools and Families. The overall aim of this research was to examine the materials available to schools and used by them for teaching about the six main world religions in the UK.


Antisemitism - Summary overview of the situation in the European Union 2001–2011

The update assembles statistical data covering the period 1 January 2001–31 December 2011 on antisemitic incidents collected by supranational, governmental and non-governmental sources in the EU. Notable antisemitic incidents that occurred in 2011 are highlighted throughout the report to reveal the reality behind the figures. The update shows that antisemitism remains a problem across the EU for society as a whole, and for Jewish populations in particular.


Pedlars of hate: the violent impact of the European far Right

Brings together over 100 cases, mostly from EU countries, but also Switzerland and Norway, which documents patterns of violence, from the peddling of hate online and the drawing up of lists of ‘national traitors’, to violence, arson and murder on the streets, and the stockpiling of weapons in preparation for ‘race war’.


Access to data protection remedies in EU Member States

The latest report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), ‘Access to data protection remedies in EU Member States’, reveals victims’ lack of understanding and awareness about data protection and the authorities that serve to help them.




Education under attack - a UNESCO report

“Education under Attack 2010” examines how conflict and violence continue to pose a direct threat to the goal of Education for All. Politically and ideologically motivated attacks on teachers, students and school buildings are worldwide on the rise. These attacks are perpetrated by non-state armed groups and state actors alike.


Human Rights Education in Ireland - An Overview

This publication is a baseline mapping of the extent and range of human rights education taking place in Ireland. The IHRC study was guided and informed by the UN World Programme on Human Rights Education's (WPHRE) definition of Human Rights Education and the WPHRE Action Plans.


The New Democratic Generation

Anyone who has concerns about human and civil rights has occasion to question whether our democracy has a firm basis. In this new century it is faced with immense and, to some extent, frightening challenges. Constitutionally free societies are not only targeted by internationally operating terrorist networks, they are also confronted by a league of dictatorships stepping onto the world stage with ever more selfconfidence thanks to their economic and technological strength.


Report by UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

In this report, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief focuses on the need to respect and protect freedom of religion or belief of persons belonging to religious minorities. In his conceptual observations on this issue, he emphasizes that the rights of persons belonging to religious minorities should be consistently interpreted and implemented from a human rights perspective.


Teaching about religions in European school systems

The main focus of this study is teaching and learning about and from religion(s) and not religious instruction as such, ie teaching and learning in religion, even if the dividing line between the various approaches is often blurred.


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